The Canadian Press

1992-01-06 | Nancy B

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A Quebec Superior Court judge gave a young woman the right to tell doctors to remove her from life support. The woman, known only as Nancy B, suffered from a rare neurological disease that left her paralyzed from the neck down and in hospital for two-and-a-half years. The judge agreed with lawyer Anne Lapointe's argument that nature should be allowed to take its course. Lapointe said her client was satisfied with the decision. (After a 30-day appeal period had run out Nancy B was asked one last time if she wanted her respirator turned off. She said yes. Nancy B was pronounced dead on February 15th.)

Date: 1992-01-06
Placeline: QUEBEC CITY, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 9 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the Judgment gives her back the control over her decisions to control over her life so it will really be her choice and hers alone next >>


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