Marie Flemming, an Irish woman with heart, soul, courage and conviction, died this morning.
It is seldom that I get one of those ‘Stop all the clocks …’ feelings but when I heard about Marie Flemming’s passing, as I drove home from Waterford around 11am, I felt, and still feel that we owe this woman so much for her efforts to bring greater humanity to this country of ours.
In short, Marie, who had Multiple Sclerosis, fought an immense legal battle for the right to die. Even though she lost her cases in both the High Court and the Supreme Court, she has undoubtedly paved the way for greater debate and hopefully eventual resolution of this highly sensitive matter. http://iti.ms/1jouzLS
Today, my heart goes out to her beloved partner, Tom Curran, and all her family and friends.
Rest in Peace, Marie, and thanks for your strength and mammoth efforts.