Hospital to Euthanize Woman who Says “I Want to LIVE”


from Alexandra Snyder, Executive Director – Life Legal Defense Foundation

Catie Cassidy is a 64-year-old patient at Fairview Hospital in Edina, Minnesota. She has lung cancer and needs oxygen to remain comfortable. The hospital plans to remove Catie’s oxygen tomorrow morning, which will result in her death by suffocation.

Catie is on video saying she does not want the hospital to “pull the plug.”She relayed this to the hospital’s chaplain, who was sent to Catie’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 “not ready” 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.

As you can see in the video below, when Catie is asked if she wants her oxygen removed, her response is “NO! I want to LIVE!” (You can view entire video on YouTube by clicking here). 

This is nothing short of active euthanasia, which is illegal in Minnesota and every other state.

Life Legal is evaluating legal options at this time.

The mission of Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) is to give innocent and helpless human beings of any age, particularly unborn children, a trained and committed defense against the threat of death, and to support their advocates in the nation’s courtrooms. LLDF will accomplish its mission and purpose through the law and education.  

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