#1 France moves one step closer to legalising euthanasia02-14-2013, 10:41 PM
Using the term "assisted death" rather than euthanasia, the council invoked a "duty to humanity" to allow a patient "suffering from an ailment for which the treatment has become ineffective" to die.
A medical team, not a sole doctor, would take the decision.
The council's conclusions came after President François Hollande asked it to examine the precise circumstances under which such steps could be authorised, with a view to tabling draft legislation by June.
Changes were necessary, he said, as, "the existing legislation does not meet the legitimate concerns expressed by people who are gravely and incurably ill".
I'm not particularly concerned with the youth in Asia or France for that matter.
02-14-2013, 11:11 PM
With the direction that country is headed I imagine the line will be out the door.Be Not Afraid.
02-15-2013, 11:00 AM
There is a big difference between assisted suicide and euthanasia. With the first, the patient is capable of giving consent and does so.
I really don't have a problem with assisted suicide for terminal patients who want to avoid having a terribly painful last few months, and are going to die anyways. One of the issues I had with Dr. Death was at least one of his patients was not terminal-it was a woman with cerebral palsy.
02-15-2013, 09:29 PM
Personally, when it's my turn, I hope I get a good nurse that makes my last days as painless as possible.
Now giving a bolus of morphine as an overdose is euthanasia. That's not what happens in hospice.
02-15-2013, 10:38 PM
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