Terminally Ill Man Wins Right To Challenge Ruling Preventing ‘Peaceful And Dignified Death’
A terminally ill man has won the right to challenge a court decision preventing him from having a 'peaceful and dignified death'.
Sixty-eight-year-old Noel Conway, from Shrewsbury, has said his motor neurone disease has left him feeling 'entombed'. He has been living with the condition for over three years.
He wants to be able to legally end his own life, via assisted suicide with the help of medical professionals, when he has less than six months left to live and still has the mental capacity to make the decision, The Independent reports.
He said: "Knowing I had the option of a safe, peaceful, assisted death at a time of my choosing would allow me to face my final months without the fear and anxiety that currently plagues me and my loved ones.
"It would allow me to live the rest of my life on my own terms, knowing I was in control rather than at the mercy of a cruel illness.
"Throughout this case I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support the public has shown me. I know that this fight is important not just to me, but thousands of others."
Earlier today, The Court of Appeal has ruled that he can contest a High Court decision against him, made last year.
Speaking at the time the ruling was made, Conway had said he was 'deeply disappointed' but promised to continue fighting.
He has been supported by campaign group Dignity in Dying.
Source: The Independent
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