Right to die challenge rejected by Supreme Court

Right to die challenge rejected by Supreme Court
A legal challenge on assisted suicide brought by Donegal woman has been rejected today by the Supreme Court.

A legal challenge on assisted suicide brought by Donegal woman has been rejected today by the Supreme Court.

59-year-old, Marie Fleming, who is terminally ill challenged the law on assisted suicide.

A former University lecturer who lives in Co. Wicklow, she has multiple sclerosis and wishes to end her life by dying peacefully at home with her partner and her two adult children.

She claimed the laws are unconstitutional and incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

The High Court upheld the ban on assisted suicide saying it is in the public interest and does not disproportionately interfere with her personal rights.

She was not in court to hear today’s seven judge Supreme Court ruling.