TITLE

Woman is given go ahead to clarify law on assisted suicide

AUTHOR(S)
Dyer, Clare
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/21/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7658, p1394
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reports on the efforts of Debbie Purdy, a woman in Great Britain with multiple sclerosis, to make sure that her husband is not prosecuted for assisting her in committing suicide. Plans which Purdy has to travel to Switzerland, where assisted suicide is legal, with her husband Omar Puente to commit suicide are discussed. Plans which the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has to intervene with Purdy's planned suicide are mentioned. Rulings by courts in Great Britain regarding the case are mentioned.
ACCESSION #
32970503

 

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