A woman who is suffering from a neuro-degenerative disease has joined the BC Civil Liberties Association to launch a legal challenge to the new assisted dying legislation.
“What I’m asking for is essential to my wellbeing and autonomy.”
Julia Lamb says she has been left out.
“My biggest fear is that if my condition suddenly gets much worse, which could happen any day, I will become trapped. I feel a shadow looming over me.”
“I’m forced to suffer with this disease without a choice. A disease that inherently limits my opportunity for choice. If my suffering becomes intolerable I will like to be able to make a final choice about how much suffering to endure.”
The BC Civil Liberties Association is launching the challenge of Bill C-24, arguing the requirement of a reasonably foreseeable death ignores the needs of those suffering from diseases such as spinal muscular atrophy, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease or Parkinson’s.
They’re asking critically ill Canadians who are suffering to contact them.
A crowd funding page has been set up to raise money for plaintiffs fighting bill C-14.