Friday, October 7, 2022

France to establish a "citizens convention" to study euthanasia.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

In September, France's President Emmanuel Macron stated that he wants to legalize euthanasia. At that time 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.

On October 6, Martin Greenacre reported for Connection France that the consultation will begin on December 9. The article stated:
The consultation will begin on December 9, with a report due in March which will guide the government's discussions. The legislation could be modified by the end of next year.

150 citizens will be selected at random to participate, although the draw will be weighted so they are representative of the population in terms of sex, age, place of residence, career and education.
France needs to 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.

Links to more stories of the euthanasia experience in Canada:

  • Bereaved mother speaks out against euthanasia (Link).
  • Veterans affairs worker advocates euthanasia for PTSD (Link).
  • Manitoba woman died by euthanasia based on inadequate home care (Link).
  • Alberta man requests euthanasia based on poverty (Link).
  • Shopping for doctor death in Canada (Link).
  • Gwen is seeking euthanasia because she can't access medical treatment (Link).
  • Euthanasia for disability and poverty (Link).
  • Euthanasia for Long Covid and poverty (Link).
  • Canada's MAiD law is the most permissive in the world. (Link).

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