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Bronwen Davies on her mother's death

The debate on assisted dying has been recently reignited by the death of 86-year-old Jean Davies, who starved herself to death over five weeks, claiming it was the only way she could legally exercise her right to die.

A campaigner for euthanasia since the 1970s, she said the government's failure to reform the law on assisted suicide meant she had no legal alternative.

Her daughter Bronwen Davies spoke to Sarah Montague.

First broadcast on the Today programme on 20 October 2014

  • 20 Oct 2014