The case of Noel Conway and the United Kingdom's Supreme Court’s recent decision to reject his right to die

Serena Fernandes
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Noel Conway, a retired lecturer who has been suffering from motor neurone disease, has lost his case challenging the legal ban on assisted dying in the UK. The Supreme Court’s decision decided to follow previous decisions, that is to uphold the blanket ban on assisted dying. The Court did, however, refer to how Conway could effectively bring about his own death by ‘refusing consent to the continuation of the non-invasive ventilation’, which has been keeping him alive. The following newspaper article written by The Guardian provides us with an overview of his case and claims: