Right-to-die ordeal

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Right-to-die ordeal

The husband of the Scottish right-to-die patient Janet Johnstone told of the "tremendous strain" his family had been under after hearing five judges had delayed a decision on the case. Scotland's top judges agreed that the Court of Session in Edinburgh had the power to recommend that doctors should be allowed to withdraw artificial feeding from Mrs Johnstone, 53, but said civil courts could not give doctors immunity from prosecution.

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