For Kathy Wardle, the Supreme Court’s Feb. 6 decision to decriminalize assisted dying came too late.
She had already made up her mind that she would go to Switzerland to die with the help of a physician. The constant pain and agony she suffered as a result of her chronic osteoarthritis had become too much for her to bear. Her sister would accompany her and support her through the journey. Kathy couldn’t wait a year for the ruling to come into effect.