A video has surfaced of a 64-year-old woman with lung cancer saying ‘I want to live’ while the hospital is planning on euthanizing her by cutting her oxygen.
Catie is a patient at a hospital in Minnesota. She has lung cancer and needs oxygen to remain comfortable. The hospital plans to remove Catieâ€™s oxygen tomorrow morning, which will result in her death by suffocation.
Catie is on video saying she does not want the hospital to â€œpull the plug.â€ She relayed this to the hospitalâ€™s chaplain, who was sent to Catieâ€™s room by the hospital to prepare her to be euthanized. Even though the hospital has been sedating Catie, she understands what the hospital is planning to do and says she is still fighting and is â€œnot readyâ€ to die.
We are appalled that a hospital would even consider withdrawing oxygen from a patient who has clearly communicated that she wants to live. When asked if she wants her oxygen removed, Catieâ€™s response was “NO! I want to live!”
Withdrawing Catieâ€™s oxygen to cause her death is active euthanasia, which is illegal in Minnesota and every other state.
Life Legal is evaluating legal options at this time.
(They said) â€œDo you want to pull the plug,â€ Cassidy says first on the video. â€œI said â€œNO!â€
â€œAnd I said I want to live,â€ Cassidy then states.Â
â€œYeah,â€ a woman in the room with her responds. â€œYouâ€™re still fighting.â€
Cassidy indicates she hadnâ€™t caught what the woman had said, replying, â€œWhat?â€
â€œYouâ€™re still fighting, right?â€ the woman then asks Cassidy.Â
â€œYouâ€™re telling me!â€ Cassidy responds.Â
â€œI said Iâ€™m not ready,â€ she goes on.Â
â€œHe said, ‘You donâ€™t want to pull the plug?'” Cassidy continues. â€œI said, ‘noÂ way!’â€
Even though the hospital has been sedating Cassidy, LLDF said, she understands what the hospital is planning to do and says she is still fighting and is â€œnot readyâ€ to die.
â€œI am appalled that a hospital would even consider withdrawing oxygen from a patient who has clearly communicated that she wants to live,â€ Snyder said. â€œWhen asked if she wants her oxygen removed, Catieâ€™s response was â€˜No! I want to live!â€™â€Â
â€œWithdrawing Catieâ€™s oxygen to cause her death is active euthanasia,â€ said Snyder, â€œwhich is illegal in Minnesota and every other state. We implore the hospital to do the right thing and provide the care Catie needs.â€
This video is absolutely tragic and shows the dangers of legalizing euthanasia. The fact that this hospital is considering doing this while it is illegal shows just how frequently it may happen.
As I was writing this article her wishes to remain alive were granted by the hostipal:
COMMENT FROM LLDF:
Thank you SO MUCH to all who showed up for Catie by getting the word out and calling the hospital. You are AMAZING! I learned a few minutes ago that the hospital is not going to remove Catie’s oxygen. They agreed to abide by her wishes and the wishes of her health care proxy to allow Catie to remain on oxygen. She is resting comfortably now. Thank you again!Â
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