Described as "a rom-com with brains", the British fiilm Me Before You tries to turn assisted suicide into comedy. But instead it has ignited protests from activists who say that it projects a distorted image of life with a disability.But the fact is that people can adjust even to disabilities as severe as quadriplegia and live rich, cheerful and fulfilling lives. Xavier Symons explains the controversy below.
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Xavier Symons | FEATURES | 15 June 2016
The British rom-com wraps a poison pill in sparkly cellophane.
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Two Canadian men have been beheaded after the government refused to pay ransoms to Filipino terrorists.
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And live in terrible conditions.
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Here’s why she’s wrong
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