Assisted Living Meets Assisted Dying

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Assisted living in Canada has made enormous strides in recent decades. Now, a Supreme Court ruling legalizing Physician Assisted Death has disability advocates alarmed. Today on Context, we delve deep into the hard questions, specifically; will disabled lives be more vulnerable with an increased acceptance of euthanasia? Coming up: MP Steven Fletcher supports the Supreme Court decision. Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition does not. Front Line Disability Advocates from Christian Horizons and L'Arche Canada also weigh in on the decision and how it could adversely affect their clients. But first, a young woman, who feels her life is at risk because of the Supreme Court ruling on assisted death.

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Lorna's Wrap

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