WATCH: Anti-euthanasia protestors say no to assisted suicide

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Anti-euthanasia protesters were outside the Supreme Court of Appeal this morning as the as the court prepared to hear the Department of Health’s appeal against a controversial High Court ruling which would see assisted suicide become legal in South Africa.

The Cape High Court last year ruled that the terminally ill Robin Stransham-Ford be allowed to end his life with the assistance of a doctor. Stransham-Ford died naturally on the day of the ruling.

The Department of Health is opposed to this ruling. Several parties, including the Centre for Applied Legal Studies and the World Palliative Care Association, which cares for terminally ill patients, have been admitted as friends of the court, in order to provide the court with their views on the matter.

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