Day 6

Could legalizing assisted suicide put people with disabilities at risk?

In an historic ruling this week, the Supreme Court of Canada reversed its 1993 decision on doctor-assisted suicide. It means some people who are suffering will be legally allowed to ask for medical help in ending their lives. Brent speaks with two advocates with disabilities who have different views on the decision. Ruth Enns is author of A Voice Unheard: The Latimer Case and People with Disabilities. Linda Jarrett is a board member on Dying With Dignity's Disability Advisory Board.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld (The Canadian Press)

In an historic ruling this week, the Supreme Court of Canada reversed its 1993 decision on doctor-assisted suicide. It means some people who are suffering will be legally allowed to ask for medical help in ending their lives. Brent speaks with two advocates with disabilities who have different views on the decision. Ruth Enns is author of A Voice Unheard: The Latimer Case and People with Disabilities. Linda Jarrett is a board member on Dying With Dignity's Disability Advisory Board.

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