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Lords make historic suicide ruling


A woman with multiple sclerosis has made legal history by winning her battle to have the law on assisted suicide clarified.

Debbie Purdy, 46, from Bradford, is considering going to Switzerland to end her life.

She had gone to the House of Lords seeking an assurance her husband, Omar Puente, would not be prosecuted.


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