Wednesday, January 4, 2023

France's Council of State rejects assisted suicide.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Paris Protest against euthanasia (2014)
The highest administrative court in France, on December 29, 2022; rejected a challenge to France's law by Switzerland's Dignitas assisted suicide group. Dignitas is committed to legalizing assisted suicide in other jurisdictions.

According to CNE news:
The organisation (Dignitas) had asked the French Prime Minister and Minister of Health to modify the regulations concerning poisonous substances. It wanted an exception for their use for suicide. However, as the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health refused to do so, Dignitas took them to court. The organisation believed that the refusal was an infringement on the constitution that safeguards the dignity of individuals. The Council of State rejected the request in 2021 already, but Dignitas continued to launch requests.

Now, the Council of State has ruled that European Law does not recognise the right to die with dignity, and thus, France is not obliged to establish a regulation that legalises assisted suicide.
The assisted suicide debate is not settled in France.

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

France's citizen convention began it's deliberations in December.


Dr. Jeff Koloze said...

Every effort which protects the lives of the elderly and the medically vulnerable is worth promoting.

Congratulations, France! Maintain the dignity of every human being, no matter his or her condition of dependency.

One would think that the world would have learned something from the Nazi genocide which ravaged Europe in World War II. How quickly people forget—and must fight for the first civil right, the right to life, in every generation.

Vi said...

I am in total agreement with Dr. Koloze! I'm also praying against Macron's (disgusting & unsurprising) participation in this WORLDWIDE DE-POPULATION AGENDA, in JESUS' name...Amen!