Pretty asks House of Lords for right to assisted suicideBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7323.1208b (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1208
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A terminally ill woman with motor neurone disease who wants her husband to be allowed to help her to die took her case to the United Kingdom's highest court last week. Diane Pretty, aged 42, who has only months to live, appealed to the House of Lords after failing in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Her lawyers argue that the law banning assisted suicide, which denies …