Terminally ill Briton's bid for assisted death can proceed
January 19, 2018
LONDON (AP) — A terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case.
Noel Conway, 68, has motor neuron disease. He applied to the High Court last July, asking for a declaration that Britain's outlawing of suicide is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. The court rejected his bid in October.
But two British judges in an appeal ruled Thursday that Conway's case should proceed.
Conway, a retired college lecturer, said he brought the case "not only for myself but (for) a...