From Los Angeles Times:
Confined to a rusty wheelchair and unable to control her muscles below her neck, Li Yan seemed destined for nothing more than a short life of pain and hopelessness.
Instead, the 29-year-old with muscular dystrophy has been catapulted into the center of an ethical debate. Li, fearing that her disease eventually will leave her in a helpless state, used her blog in March to ask the National People’s Congress to legalize her right to die.
“I don’t want to live with my brothers and sisters-in-law after my parents’ death, let alone go to an orphanage or welfare institute,” wrote Li, a rosy-cheeked woman with plump lips who can’t keep from breaking into a smile even when discussing her most morbid wishes. [Full Text]