Irish Woman Loses Right-to-Die Appeal

Terminally ill Marie Fleming wants her partner to help her to die


A terminally ill Irish woman has lost the latest legal challenge in her fight to win the right to take her own life, with the assistance of her partner.

Marie Fleming, who has multiple sclerosis, is unable to end her own life and wants her partner to help her die without risk of prosecution.

The 59-year-old lost her case at the High Court in Dublin in January, but then launched an appeal.