Right-To-Die Campaigner Marie Fleming Dies Aged 59

Right-to-die campaigner Marie Fleming has died overnight, aged 59.

Ms Fleming had brought a right-to-die case to the Supreme Court in April this year, arguing that he partner, Tom Curran, should be allowed to help her end her life without fear of prosecution.

Ms Fleming had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1989, becoming confined to a wheelchair and requiring 24-hour care.

She had argued that the ban on assisted suicide breached her constitutional rights and discriminated against her as a disabled person.

The Supreme Court ruled against her, finding that there was no constitutional right to die or to be assisted to do so.

However, the court said there was nothing to prevent the introduction of legislation to deal with cases such as that of Ms Fleming.


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