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Gloria Taylor heads to court seeking legal right to die with dignity

Vancouver – On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, the BCCLA will hold a press conference with Gloria Taylor, a British Columbia woman with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, who is asking the BC Supreme Court for choice in dying.

The BCCLA is representing Ms. Taylor in her lawsuit which challenges the laws that make it a criminal offense for physicians to assist seriously and incurably ill individuals to die with dignity.

Arguments in the case, including a detailed review of the evidence and full legal submissions, begin on Thursday, December 1 at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 44 at the BC Supreme Court. Ms. Taylor will attend court but will not be testifying.

Ms. Taylor and two other plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Lee Carter and Hollis Johnson, will enter the courthouse on December 1 at 9:00 a.m. through the Nelson Street entrance. All the plaintiffs will be available for photographs. In light of her health condition, Ms. Taylor respectfully requests that journalists refrain from seeking comment from her at that time.

Press Conference with Gloria Taylor

When: Wednesday, November 30 at 10 a.m. PST.

Where: 550 – 1188 West Georgia Street, Vancouver (please come to our office on the 5th floor and we will escort you to our 3rd floor boardroom)

Photo Opportunity on Courthouse Steps with Plaintiffs

When: Thursday, December 1 at 9 a.m. PST.

Where: BC Supreme Courthouse, Vancouver, entrance at Nelson and Hornby Streets


Grace Pastine, BCCLA Litigation Director: [email protected] or 604-630-9751

Further Resources

The BCCLA has a number of resources related to this case.

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