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Court to rule on assisted suicide case on 10 January

Marie Fleming, who has MS, is challenging criminal law on the issue of it being an offence to help a person take their own life.

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THE HIGH COURT will deliver its judgement in the case of Marie Fleming and her challenge to the law on assisted suicide on 10 January.

Fleming has taken her case to the High Court to challenge criminal law on assisted suicide, specifically the part of the Criminal Law Suicide Act where it states it is an offence to help a person take their own life, says RTÉ.

Fleming, who is from Wicklow, was diagnosed with MS in 1986.

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