Right to die case goes to House of LordsBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7321.1090/e (Published 10 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1090
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A terminally ill woman with motor neurone disease will take her case for the right to die to the United Kingdom's highest court next week. The House of Lords agreed last week to hear an expedited plea by Diane Pretty for the right to commit suicide with the help of her husband of 25 years, Brian.
The law lords have listed the case for 14 and 15 November because Mrs Pretty, aged 42, from Luton may have only weeks …
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