UK: MS woman wins right-to-die fight

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  1. arkitect macrumors 601

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    This is great news.

    I find it hard to believe the House of Lords actually made the right decision for once.

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  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Good news, she should have the right to die on her own terms.
     
  3. arkitect thread starter macrumors 601

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    Absolutely.
    So should all of us…

    No need for the government to add stress and emotional worry to a fraught situation by threatening supposed "accomplices" with jail.
     
  4. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed, that is good news. Hard to believe such laws could exist. That said, am I the only one who found the following sentence a bit funny in context?

     
  5. BPresley321 macrumors regular

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    Ha, no. You were not the only one.
     
  6. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    To be fair, the House of Lords has been the purveyor of reason and common sense recently. (Thankfully, given the abject quality of the current lot in the Commons!)
     
  7. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Funny that Catholic European Countries seem to feel differently about the Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

    It´s good to know that Ms. Purdy can decide her end of life and that her husband won't be prosecuted if he decides to help.
     

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