Kelowna Right to Life speaks out on Gloria Taylor exemption

8/14/2012

The Executive Director of Kelowna's Right to Life Society says taking the life of a human being is not an act of compassion.  

Marlon Bartram was commenting after the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld last June's decision to give West Kelowna's Gloria Taylor exemption from the law prohibiting doctor-assisted suicides.

Taylor suffers from ALS, making her the only person in Canada who can legally die with the help of a doctor.

"We feel that killing someone is not an act of compassion. We feel that people in difficult situations, people that are suffering, should be given compassion and care and given medication for pain relief, not to be simply killed off."   

Bartram says taking a human life is wrong and cheapens the value of human life in society.

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