Robin Stransham-Ford

Assisted suicide order stands, judge rules

The court order allowing a Cape Town advocate to commit suicide with the help of a medical doctor will remain in force, even though he died two hours before the order was granted. Judge Hans Fabricius on Monday refused an application by the government and the Health Professions Council to[…]

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Court to rule on assisted suicide

The High Court in Pretoria is expected to rule on Thursday on whether a terminally ill man can get a doctor’s help to commit suicide. Robin Stransham-Ford, 65, a former advocate, was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in September 2013. “What must he do, get on top of a building[…]

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