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Purdy on right-to-die ruling


Debbie Purdy, who has multiple sclerosis, has made legal history by winning her battle to have the law on assisted suicide clarified.

Ms Purdy, 46, from Bradford, was considering going to Switzerland to end her life.

She went to the House of Lords because she feared her husband, Omar Puente, could be prosecuted for helping her.

After the judgement Ms Purdy said she was "ecstatic" and felt like she had been given her life back.


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