A British Columbia woman is speaking out after her doctor assisted death was cancelled just three days before she was ready to die.
Debbie says she suffers daily as she lives in a wheelchair after being left a quadriplegic 31 years ago.
She was approved for a doctor-assisted death in May and was scheduled to have a medically-assisted death this Monday but, her doctor called her on Friday to say under the new law, Bill C-14, she no longer qualifies.
“So imagine that – living trapped, a prisoner in your own body and to be told, don’t worry your suffering will come to an end on June 27th and to be yanked from you three days before.”
Her Doctor, Ellen Wiebe says several lawyers looked at Debbie’s case.
“They told me that this case was too high risk, that i and the other doctor involved were at high risk of prosecution if we went ahead with her.”
Dr. Wiebe says the new assisted dying legislation is flawed and there are likely more people across the country who are left suffering because they no longer qualify for a doctor assisted death.