Showing posts with label President Emmanuel Macron. Show all posts
Showing posts with label President Emmanuel Macron. Show all posts

Saturday, June 8, 2024

French President Macron Faces Backlash From Medical Workers Over Assisted-Dying Bill

Original publicationMarch 11, 2024 

President Emmanuel Macron on Monday faced criticism from French medical workers and the Catholic Church over a draft bill his government plans to present to parliament in May that would allow assisted dying [aka assisted suicide, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia] for certain terminally-ill patients.

The centrist leader announced the plan to submit the bill in newspaper interviews published on Sunday, insisting there would be “strict conditions” on allowing people to self-administer a lethal substance, or call on a relative or medical worker if they are incapable.