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Woman fights for right to die with dignity

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7310.416a (Published 25 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:416
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    A woman with motor neurone disease is taking the government to the High Court to win the right to die when she chooses under the Human Rights Act.

    Diane Pretty, who is 42, has had motor neurone disease since 1999 and can now do virtually nothing for herself. She wants to die with dignity at home …

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