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Press comment – Assisted suicide appeal denied at The Supreme Court


Right To Life: Press comment 27 November 2018

Assisted suicide appeal denied at The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to legalise assisted suicide.

This ruling by Lady Hale, Lord Kerr and Lord Reed upholds the decision by the Court of Appeal, which rejected the same arguments in June this year. The Supreme Court’s decision means that Mr Conway’s case cannot proceed any further.

Right To Life UK spokesperson, Clare McCarthy said:

“We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision. Our current law protects people with disabilities and vulnerable people from being coerced into ending their lives. This ruling upholds previous decisions by Parliament and judges making it clear that the current protections provided by the current law are vital.

The Royal Colleges of Physicians, Surgeons, and General Practitioners, the British Medical Association, the Association of Palliative Medicine, and many others have made it clear that the safest law is the one we currently have.”