Li Yan asks for Euthanasia law in China

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Song Fengying, Li Yan's mother, helps Li Yan to put her hands around the mouse to operate her computer in their home in Yinchuan, Ningxia Province, China, on May 7, 2007. 28-year-old Li Yan suffers from motor neuron disease also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or ALS), the same illness that has thereotical physicist Stephen Hawking. Li Yan asked China's National People's Congress (NPC) to consider a draft on euthanasia. Photo by Lucas Schifres/Pictobank