Wicklow couple to challenge assisted suicide laws16/09/2012 - 10:33:06
It is reported that a landmark challenge to Ireland's assisted suicide laws will be lodged in the High Court next month.
Reports in today's Sunday Times and Sunday Business Post said the case is being taken by a Wicklow woman, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, and her husband.
The couple said that the current law, under which anyone assisting a suicide is open to prosecution, is unconstitutional.
It is understood the couple's lawyers will argue that the law is flawed because it allows able-bodied people to take their own lives, but not those with disabilities.
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