Laws Against Assisted Suicide In Canada

"This is a very special day for me. It's the day of my release, the
release from suffering, the release from the torment of my body." Those were the
words of the very first Canadian to die through the process of doctor assisted-
suicide, with the doctor being Jack Kevorkian. His name was Austin Bastable, and
in the last few years of his life he became a crusader for the right to die with

It has been only in these last few years, with the introduction of
people such as Dr. Jack Kevorkian and Austin Bastable, that the world has begun
to see the benefits made possible by the act of assisted-suicide. The prevention
of suffering and pain made possible through this medicide, regarded ...

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suicide is illegal.

Cases of other terminally ill persons have surfaced throughout the news,
the most prominent being those related to Dr. "Death" Kevorkian. We don't often
think on what a terminally ill person might be like. They might be suffering
from Lou Gehrig's Disease. They might be suffering from multiple sclerosis. They
might be suffering from any number of other types of injuries and diseases. What
we don't think about are the cases that bring out our most empathetic feelings.

Take the case of one Christine Busalacchi, who was so severely injured
in an accident that she now lives in what her father calls a "persistent
vegetative condition." Vegetative is precisely the word to describe her
condition. She has lost enough weight to cause her to appear as someone else.
She has her right leg bent with her knee always in the air and her left foot is
frozen in a quite unnatural manner. Her skin remains milk white, the kind of
colour one would associate with the ...

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