A Court of Protection of Judge has given a very important ruling that extends the right to die, but the Judge stressed that each case turns on its own facts
A 68-year-old woman "locked into the end stage" of multiple sclerosis should be allowed to die, a judge has ruled. Her daughter had asked a court to allow medics to stop providing "clinically assisted nutrition and hydration". She said her mother was "completely incapacitated". Experts said the woman was in a "minimally conscious state".Mr Justice Hayden, who heard evidence at the Court of Protection, granted the application, saying his decision was an "evolution in case law".