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Friday, 10 May, 2002, 19:03 GMT 20:03 UK
Diane Pretty: Live forum
Diane Pretty
Deborah Annetts, Director of the Voluntary Euthanasia society, Dr John Keown, lecturer in the law and ethics of medicine at the University of Cambridge, and reporter Sarah Barclay answered your questions in a live forum on Monday at 1600 BST.

To watch a recording of the forum, select the link below:

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Diane Pretty died at the age of 43, after suffering from motor neurone disease.

Last month, in the European Court of Human Rights, she lost her final legal bid for her husband to be allowed to help her to die.

Panorama had exclusive access to Diane and Brian Pretty's home, as they dealt with the news of the judgement and continued in their daily lives.

What do you think about the laws on euthanasia in this country?

Do you agree the European Court of Human Rights made the correct decision regarding Diane Pretty's plea?

What are your concerns about "the slippery slope", if assisted suicide becomes more widely tolerated?

Is it more important to protect the many who are vulnerable than to allow a few, who genuinely wish it, to die?

Panorama: Please Help Me Die looks at the case of Diane Pretty



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FORUM
 VOTE RESULTS
Do you agree with the European Court of Human Rights' decision on Diane Pretty's case?

Yes
 25.29% 

No
 74.71% 

767 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion

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