Li Yan asks for Euthanasia law in China

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Li Yan's sweater is closed by buttons that she cannot operate herself. She relies on her parents to bathe and clothe her. 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