Woman challenges euthanasia law

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 14 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:643

A woman with motor neurone disease is to challenge the law about banning voluntary euthanasia in Britain. Annie Lindsell, aged 45, has asked leading human rights QC Lord Lester and junior barrister Pushpinder Saini to try to win her the legal right to help in ending her life.

The pair were briefed by the attorney general in the 1992 right to die case of Tony Bland, victim of the Hillsborough football ground disaster who survived in a vegetative state, to make sure all the relevant …

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