By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
An Orthodox Jewish Care Home has filed a complaint against euthanasia doctor, Ellen Wiebe, for what it called “borderline unethical behavior.”
The Louis Brier Home in Vancouver accusing Wiebe of “sneaking” into the Home and killing resident Barry Hyman, which is against their policy, according to Susan Lazaruk, of the Vancouver Sun.
The home “officially complained to the College of Physicians and Surgeons after it learned that Wiebe had assisted Hyman’s death after-hours without consulting the home,” Lazaruk reported.
According to David Kesselman, CEO of the Louis Brier Home,
“It was hidden,” he said. “There’s no documentation. She came in and I don’t know who you are. You can tell me you’re a physician, you could tell me you’re an astronaut, how do I know?”
“Imagine the implications for our staff and our residents and their families,”
“We have a lot of Holocaust survivors. To have a doctor sneak in and kill someone without telling anyone. They’re going to feel like they’re at risk when you learn someone was sneaking in and killing someone.”
Wiebe was well aware of ethics policy of the home, Kesselman said.
He said the home has a defined policy devised by an ethics committee that includes allowing its residents to have a MAiD [Medical Assistance in Dying] assessment done at the home. But residents are transferred to a health-care facility for the procedure.
Wiebe “advocates for assisted suicide through Hemlock Aid and has assisted the legal death of a number of people since Canada’s ban on the practice was struck down in 2016,” Lazaruk reported. While Wiebe admitted to sneaking into institutions to do lethally injection, she “insisted she did nothing ‘unprofessional.’”
Editor’s note. This appeared on Mr.Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission.