Skip to comments.France Opens the Door to Medically-Assisted Suicide
Posted on 12/19/2012 11:59:39 AM PST by marshmallow
A report commissioned by French President François Hollande has started the ball rolling towards possible legislation that would allow for medically-assisted suicide in France.
A government-commissioned report released on Tuesday has recommended that France allow doctors to accelerate death for terminally-ill patients who want to end their lives.
French people overwhelmingly support medically-assisted suicide, with an October poll showing 89% in favour.
Examining the case for medically-assisted suicide was a campaign pledge made by French President François Hollande ahead of his election in May 2012.
Hollande pledged to act on the recommendations of the government-commissioned report, which will be referred to a national council on medical ethics that will examine the precise circumstances under which doctors can assist in ending a patients life.
Draft legislation could be produced in France as early as June 2013.
The existing legislation does not meet the legitimate concerns expressed by people who are gravely and incurably ill, Hollande told reporters on Tuesday, referring to a 2005 law that allows doctors to leave patients to die.
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That country is practically dead already. The new high tax rates are driving out whatever remaining productive people there are left in that country.
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I am guessing this is the lefts new way of population control.
Hollande needs to lead by example...
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