From: The Right to Die
A landmark event in the history of the movement to legalize assisted death in Canada began with a videotaped statement issued to a parliamentary committee in 1992. In November of that year, a severely ill Victoria woman, Sue Rodriguez, issued the video statement, in which she made a moving plea for the legal right to get assistance in dying:
GARY BAUSLAUGH is the author of The Secret Power of Juries and Robert Latimer: A Story of Justice and Mercy. His writing has appeared in many publications and he has served as the president of the Humanist Association of Canada and editor of Humanist Perspectives. Gary, who holds a PhD in chemistry from McGill University, was a teacher and administrator in Canadian colleges and universities for many years. He lives in Victoria, B.C.