Scope chief puts case against assisted suicide

The cases are unbearably tragic, but they cannot be the basis for changing a law that could affect millions.

Those are the words of the chief executive of disability charity Scope, written when the right-to-die cases from Paul Lamb and the family of Tony Nicklinson were put to the Court of Appeal in May.

Ahead of this morning's High court ruling, click here to read his argument against disabled people taking their own lives.

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Right-to-die challenges rejected

The family of late locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson and paralysed road accident victim Paul Lamb lost their right-to-die challenges at the Court of Appeal in London.