Woman with ALS denied euthanasia procedure day before scheduled death

Woman with ALS denied euthanasia procedure day before scheduled death


A Colombian woman suffering from ALS who was scheduled to undergo euthanasia was denied the procedure after the clinic that had agreed to perform the procedure determined she did not meet the criteria of a terminal patient, according to reports.

Martha Sepúlveda Campo, 51, was smiling and happy in the days leading up to her death, spending time with her family who supported her decision to escape her pain. Then suddenly, just one day before she was supposed to take her final breath, The Instituto Colombiano del Dolor reversed its decision, Noticias Telemundo reported.

Sepúlveda would have been the first patient without an immediate terminal prognosis — those expected to live for six months or less — to undergo the procedure in the Colombia,

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