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Should "M" be allowed to die?

A court in London is preparing to hear the case of a 53 year-old woman who has been kept alive in a "minimally conscious state" for eight years via tubes, while her family seek to end her life.

Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh reports on the difficult legal question of "who should live and who should die".

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