Debbie Purdy, who lived with MS for over 20 years, has died in a hospice having starved herself.
She campaigned for many years for clarity on the laws governing assisted suicide, fearing that her husband might be punished if he helped her to end her life. She achieved this aim, but was still unable to take advantage of any simple means of ending her own life when she thought fit.
Meanwhile Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill bill continues its slow progress through parliament, remaining of no use to those such as Purdy, Diane Pretty and Tony Nicklinson who have fought so hard to obtain the right to die.
See Debbie Purdy’s Obituary The Independent