The Canadian Press

1993-11-02 | Suicide Erwin Krickhahn

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An Ontario man joined the debate on assisted suicide when he invited the media to his own death, sometime in the near future. Erwin Krickhahn suffered from ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, the same disease that afflicted Sue Rodriguez. He decided to kill himself to protest 100-year-old legislation that said suicide is legal in Canada, but assisted suicide is not. Despite the crippling effects of ALS, Krickhahn said he would try, on his own, to take a fatal batch of sleeping pills -- and the media would be invited. He said for him, there was no more reason for living.

Date: 1993-11-02
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << every morning when I get up it's for me I'll holla everyday so it gets that's exactly what I feel it is nothing Pleasant for me there anymore to wake up in the morning >>