News by email Donate

Suggestions

Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Royal-Courts-of-Justice-main_article_image.jpg
REX
UK News

Court rejects latest assisted suicide battle

The 50-year-old, identified only as AM or Martin, argued that the General Medical Council (GMC) guidance unreasonably stopped help being given to those who want to die.

He is almost totally paralysed by a stroke, unable to speak and wants to have the option of ending his life.

The court was told that in order for Martin to travel to a suicide clinic abroad he would need his medical history.

But the judges heard doctors would not do this as they could be seen to have assisted his suicide.

GMC guidance says when a patient raises the idea of assisted suicide a doctor must listen and discuss reason but cannot "encourage or assist" the person to die.

Lord Justice Elias and Mr Justice Collins, sitting in London, ruled the guidance lawful and threw out his case.

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of £8 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the UK is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of £8 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Set up a monthly gift

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

Connect

Donate

Donate