A Voice Unheard

A Voice Unheard

The Latimer Case and People With Disabilities

Book - 1999
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This book reveals the stigma attached to disabled persons in Canadian society and continues the debate surrounding Robert Latimer and Tracy Latimer. A Voice Unheard shows the positive options for Canadians with disabilities and reveals the opinion held by many people with disabilities that death was not Tracy Latimer's only option.
Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Fernwood Pub., c1999.
ISBN: 9781552660140
1552660141
Branch Call Number: 362.4097 ENN
Characteristics: 176 p. ; 23 cm.

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Liber_vermis
Jun 10, 2016

As Canadian federal legislators consider allowing physician-assisted death, in 2016, this book has renewed relevance. The author argues that there should be a complete prohibition on doctor-assisted death especially to protect the disabled (including children). This extended essay raises tough questions about one of the certainties of life - death.

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Liber_vermis
Jun 10, 2016

On October 12, 1993, Robert Latimer, a Saskatchewan grain farmer, killed his 13-year old daughter, Tracy, by carbon monoxide poisoning. Tracy had severe spastic cerebral palsy which had necessitated several surgeries; and faced the prospect of tube feeding. Latimer was tried and convicted for murder; lost upon appeal; and served 10 years in prison. The author presents an argument against legalizing euthenasia especially of the disabled.

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