Stand for compassion and choice

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Dear friends and supporters,

As you know, last year we launched our challenge to the federal government’s new legislation on assisted dying (Bill C-14), a restrictive law that leaves behind seriously ill Canadians like our client Julia Lamb in grievous and irremediable suffering.

Today, we’re announcing that we filed documents to add a new plaintiff, Robyn Moro, to join Julia in this fight.

Because Robyn has a pressing desire to access medical assistance in dying (MAID) this case will move a lot more quickly now that she has joined us. So we’re asking you to help us raise $25,000 in the next three days to begin work on this next phase.

Five generous donors have stepped forward to offer $2500 each in matching funds.

This means that for every dollar donated in the next three days up to $12,500 your donation will be doubled by the matching contributors.

About Robyn:

Robyn Moro is a 68-year-old woman suffering from Parkinson’s disease. She was diagnosed just months after her retirement, making her dreams of an active retirement spent traveling the world with her husband of fifty years impossible.  Now, most of Robyn’s days are spent in severe pain. Her body shakes constantly with tremors. She has chronic nausea and vomiting, muscle freezing, and exhaustion.

Prior to her diagnosis Robyn was an independent, active grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her four grandchildren. She loved the outdoors, boating and camping. She and her husband would often host friends and family in their home. She no longer has the energy for these activities, relying on her husband for help with nearly every aspect of life.

Robyn states she can no longer tolerate her existence: “I have so much pain every day, and I know my Parkinson’s will only continue to get worse. I know what my future holds and I don’t want do endure it. I want to be able to die peacefully, with my family by my side. Although we love each other dearly, my husband and family don’t want to see me suffer anymore. They support my choice. It’s the law that is forcing me to suffer.”

Under the government’s legislation, Robyn is not able to access a medically-assisted death. The Supreme Court of Canada held that medical assistance in dying should be available to clearly consenting and competent adults who have a “grievous and irremediable” medical condition that causes them enduring and intolerable suffering. But the government responded by adding a further requirement: a person’s natural death must be reasonably foreseeable before they can access medical assistance in dying.

People like Robyn and Julia, who experience horrific, irremediable suffering, but whose death is not yet reasonably foreseeable, are left with two choices — to continue to suffer intolerably against their will, or to turn to non-medical ways of ending their life, such as starvation and dehydration. This is a cruel choice. Surely we have more compassion than to leave people to suffer and die in this way. That's why we're standing with Robyn and Julia and other seriously ill Canadians to challenge the law.

But we cannot do it alone.

Because Robyn has a pressing desire to access MAID, this case will move a lot more quickly now that she has joined us. So we’re asking you to help us raise $25,000 in the next three days to begin work on this next phase.

Please join us today, and stand up for compassion and choice at the end of life.

Note: This fundraiser is being run by the BC Civil Liberties Association, and the proceeds will go towards the costs of the BCCLA, Julia Lamb, and Robyn Moro's court case. In our fundraiser updates, you can read more about exactly how these funds will be spent. Donations to this campaign will be fully tax receipted, and you can expect to receive your receipt at the end of the year in preparation for tax-time. If you have any questions about donations, or would prefer to make a contribution by cheque, contact our supporter relations coordinator Catherine Hart at [phone redacted], or email [email redacted].


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Vancouver, BC

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