Rest In Peace Counsel: Advocated Granted A Right To Die

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A caper town advocate was granted his wish to die by the city’s high court.

Advocate Robin Stransham-Ford has been given a court order to get assisted suicide.

Advocate Stransham is terminally with prostate cancer.

Stransham-Ford, 65, approached the court because he wanted Fabricus to declare that the medical practitioner who assists him not be held accountable criminally or civilly.

Handing down judgement, Fabricus said Stransham-Ford was mentally competent and freely and voluntarily wanted assisted suicide and the medical practitioners who help him would not be prosecuted.

Judge Hans Frabricus who presided on this case said the order applied only to this case and future cases would be debated on their merit.

Source: IOL/ Pretoria News

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