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Thursday, December 19, 2013

UK Supreme Court Hears Right-to-Die Case

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A significant right-to-die case was heard today by UK’s highest court. 

The widow of Tony Nicklinson, a locked-in syndrome sufferer, and Paul Lamb, a paralyzed road accident victim, took their fight to the Supreme Court in an effort to give physically disabled people the choice of a “dignified and human” death.  They suffered a defeat at the Court of Appeals in July, but are determined to carry on with the case so others in a similar position won’t have to suffer as much as Mrs. Nicklinson’s husband.

See Right-to-Die Case at Supreme Court, Belfast Telegraph, Dec. 16, 2013.

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