Update – Marie Fleming loses Supreme Court appeal


first_img Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp By News Highland – April 29, 2013 Marie Fleming has lost her Supreme Court challenge to the ban on assisted suicide.The 59 year old – who is terminally ill with multiple sclerosis – was not in court to hear the result of her appeal.In an unanimous ruling 7 judges of the Supreme Court have found there is no Constitutional right either to commit suicide or to arrange for the termination of one’s life at a time of one’s choosing.The court has also rejected Marie Fleming’s case that the law banning assisted suicide discriminates against her because her physical disability stops her ending her life – here the court describes the law as ‘objectively neutral’.However the court says nothibng in this judgment should be taken as necessarily implying that it would not be open to the Oireachtas to legislate to deal with a case such as the 59 year old’sMarie Fleming was not in court for today’s ruling but her 2 adult children and partner Tom Curran were.He has indicated they may take the case to Europe. Pinterest Google+ Update – Marie Fleming loses Supreme Court appeal WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal Senator confident sale of state harvesting rights will not go aheadNext articleDeath takes place of former TD and Councillor Harry Blaney News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img

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