Julia Lamb, a 25-year old Chilliwack woman who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) filed a constitutional challenge ten days after Parliament passed Bill C14 on assisted dying. SMA is a progressive neuro-degenerative disease for which there is no cure.
Joint by the BC Civil Liberties Association, she claims that the right to die should be extended to people with non-terminal illnesses. Currently the legislation only allows Canadians with terminal illnesses to have access to medically assisted dying.
Would you support Julia’s claim — or speak against it?
What are your thoughts?