A Newfoundland mother wants an apology from the hospital where, she says, a doctor suggested her daughter should be euthanized.
Sheila Elson says she’s particularly upset because her 25-year-old daughter, Candice Lewis, overheard the conversation and has been traumatized, reports the Northern Pen.
Lewis has suffered since birth from a number of medical conditions, including spina bifida, cerebral palsy and chronic seizure disorder.
She was admitted to Labrador-Grenfell Health hospital at St. Anthony’s in September 2016, the Northern Pen reported.
Elson alleged that Dr. Aaron Heroux told her at that time assisted suicide was legal and her daughter qualified.
“This left me dumbfounded and I told him it was something I did not want to consider,” Elson told the Northern Pen.
She reiterated this to the CBC.
“The doctor wanted me to do assisted suicide death on her, told me that it was legal in Canada now and that he would like to help me with it,” she says in a CBC video...
Elson told CBC: “I was shocked, and said, ‘Well, I’m not really interested,’ and he told me I was being selfish.”
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