Above: My mother was left profoundly paralyzed by a medical error in a St. Catharines, Ontario, hospital. Unlike Maureen Taylor, she doesn’t suffer from too much privilege.
Dear readers: I feel I’m at risk of losing some of you because I write about this topic so frequently, so I’m going to keep this brief and suggest you watch the three minute video below. In it I throw out a challenge to Maureen Taylor, the widow of Dr. Donald Low. I’d like to have a medical-legal expert examine her husband’s and my mother’s medical records to determine who got better treatment. I’m doing this because I believe the information will be revealing. As long as levels of care are so variable in this country, introducing physician assisted suicide, a procedure Taylor is pushing for, is too risky. This is a risk Taylor cannot possibly appreciate since it’s unlikely she will ever be treated badly in our system. Her husband’s reputation and her own background as a journalist guarantee this.