Disability Rights Activists Decry Newfoundland Doctor’s Suicide Suggestion

Posted July 29, 2017 2:27 am by Alex Schadenberg

Disability Rights Activists Decry Newfoundland Doctor’s Suicide Suggestion

Press Release – July 28, 2017Download the Press Release (Link)Canadian disability rights activists are dismayed to learn that a Newfoundland doctor suggested assisted suicide in lieu of treatment for a young woman with disabilities. Last November, 25-year-old Candice Lewis was hospitalized in St. Anthony, Newfoundland. The young woman has cerebral palsy and spina bifida, as well as a seizure disorder. A doctor suggested that Lewis receive assistance in ending her life, and called Lewis’ mother Sheila Elson “selfish” for refusing to consent. Lewis has since recovered.Taylor HyattTaylor Hyatt, policy analyst and outreach coordinator for Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet – a

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