Sunday February 23, 2020

Assisted suicide ruling may create uncertainty, legal experts warn

New doubts have emerged over whether people will be prosecuted for assisting other people to take their own life, leading lawyers have warned.

13th January, 2013
Marie Fleming leaving the High Court. Photo: Photocall

New doubts have emerged over whether people will be prosecuted for assisting other people to take their own life, leading lawyers have warned.

In a landmark judgment last week, the High Court rejected a bid by multiple sclerosis sufferer Marie Fleming to allow her to obtain assistance to end her life. The court ruled that lifting the ban on assisted suicide would be a grave risk to vulnerable groups such as the sick, the elderly...

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