Euthanasia

France will debate the legalization of euthanasia  

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

An article by Amanda Morrow published Tuesday by RFI news states that France’s President Emmanuel Macron stated earlier this year that he wants France to legalize Belgian style euthanasia.

Macron responded to a report released by the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE), saying that it was in favour of assisted suicide under strict, supervised conditions.

An Associated Press article reported that Macron said in a written statement that a body composed of citizens will work on the issue in the coming months in coordination with health care workers, while local debates are to be organized in French regions. The government will in parallel hold discussions with lawmakers from all political parties in order to find the broadest consensus.

It is concerning that earlier this year Macron said that he supported Belgian style euthanasia. Belgium’s euthanasia law is very wide and poorly monitored.

France needs to fully examine Canada’s experience with legalizing euthanasia and then reject the idea. Canada is the prime example of how euthanasia can go out of control quickly.

·     Belgium 2021 euthanasia report: At least 50 people died by euthanasia for mental illness in 2021.

·     Belgian euthanasia doctor accused of unlawful euthanasia

·     Belgium euthanasia of newborns practised outside of the law.

Editor’s note. This appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission.

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