DONEGAL WOMAN LOSES BID TO HAVE ASSISTED SUICIDE

first_imgA Donegal woman has lost her a High Court action challenging the ban on assisted suicide.Marie Fleming, 58, who is in the final stages of multiple sclerosis wants the right to end her life without fear her family or partner will be prosecuted should they assist her.The three judge court described the mother of two as the most remarkable witness. They said her courage in adversity is humbling and inspiring before explaining why they would not overturn the ban on assisted suicide.The court says it cannot agree that the current legislation from 1993 amounts to a disproportionate interference with Marie Fleming’s constitutional right to personal autonomy in medical matters.President Nicholas Kearns said if the court could tailor-make a solution for her needs alone it would but it must have regard to ample evidence suggesting a relaxation of the ban would be inimical to the public interest in protecting the most vulnerable members of society who may avail of this option to avoid being a burden to others.She’s also lost her bid to have the DPP give guidelines on when it would prosecute in such cases.Ms Fleming, who was accompanied to court by her partner Tommy Curran, is expected to appeal the case to the Supreme Court.DONEGAL WOMAN LOSES BID TO HAVE ASSISTED SUICIDE was last modified: January 10th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ASSISTED SUICIDEMARIE FLEMINGlast_img

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