The Canadian Press

2013-09-10 | Don-Low-Assisted-Suicide

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Dr. Donald Low, who became a trusted face and voice of Toronto's SARS response effort in 2003, died on September 18th. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier in 2013. Prior to his death, Low made an appeal for Canada to change the law and legalize assisted suicide. In an emotional video shot eight days before he died and posted on YouTube, Low appealed for Canadian doctors and others who are against assisted suicide to rethink their opposition to letting terminally ill patients die with dignity. (Low was 68.)

Date: 2013-09-10
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 46 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I wish I could live in my body for twenty four hours and I think they would change that change that opinion hundreds frustrated not being able to have control of my own life not being able to make the decision for myself when enough is enough you know we've come far enough stop trying to to bring it to an end and I really envy countries like Switzerland and the Netherlands and the United States where this is possible being whiny why make people suffer for no reason when there's an alternative I just don't understand it >>

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