Assisted Dying: Disability Rights Campaigners Lose Court Challenge

December 7, 2015

(BBC) – Disability rights campaigners who say the assisted suicide policy in England and Wales is too “liberal” have lost a High Court legal challenge. The director of public prosecutions amended assisted suicide guidelines last year to allow more discretion about when to bring criminal charges. Nikki Kenward, who is paralysed, and her husband, argued it meant doctors were less likely to be prosecuted. Judges rejected their application to quash the amendment.