Aug 25, 2014
By Michael Kramer
The widow of Doctor Donald Low says she supports the “right to die with dignity.”
Low was an infectious disease specialist who guided Toronto through the 2003 SARS crisis.
Maureen Taylor’s comments come as the Supreme Court is set to begin hearing a case on the issue in October.
Doctor Low died from a brain tumour in September 2013 and made headlines with a video in which he made impassioned arguments in favour of legalizing doctor-assisted suicide.
Taylor says the current laws making medically assisted dying illegal in Canada – are unconstitutional.
She says her husband wanted the right to die on his own terms.
Taylor says she continues to face her grief in public out of love for her late husband, and because Low’s voice commands respect in the Canadian medical community.