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Michal Kaliszan and his mother at Michal's graduation from the University of Waterloo, where he studied computer science.

When Death Is the Best Choice, Is It a Choice at All? When Death Is the Best Choice, Is It a Choice at All?

Disabled Canadians need support, but without proper government funding, voluntary death through MAID may be their only option.

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Without Apology: Abortion in Literature

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Some of the most powerful, important abortion narratives show working-class women terminating their pregnancies without regret or anguish.

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Britain's Labour Party leader Keir Starmer delivers a speech during a victory rally at the Tate Modern in London early on July 5, 2024.

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