Skip to comments.French warned about pitfalls of seeking to end their lives in Belgium
Posted on 01/20/2018 9:50:18 AM PST by GoldenState_Rose
Belgian doctors fear the number of French people heading over the border to seek help to end their lives could shoot up and are warning that the road to the end is paved with problems.
With the number of French people considering euthanasia as a viable way to end their daily suffering on the rise, the burden is largely falling on neighbouring Belgium.
While active euthanasia, by which a person deliberately causes the patient's death, remains illegal in France, the procedure became legal in Belgium 15 years ago.
What's the law in France?
During Francois Hollande's leadership in March 2015, French MPs gave the green light to a controversial law that allowed medics to place terminally ill patients into a deep sleep until they die, a law which re-ignited the deeply divisive debate about euthanasia.
"Sleep before death to avoid suffering," said MP Jean Leonetti, summing up the law he proposed.
During his 2017 presidential campaign, French President Emmanuel Macron didn't go into too much detail on his stance on euthanasia but said he was in favour of the law introduced by Hollande's government.
However in November 2016, a survey by pollsters Ifop showed that French people are overwhelmingly in favour (80 percent) of euthanasia itself as long as it's carried out by a doctor.
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Agreeing with your bio-ethics point (euthanasia is evil), what is worse, dying, or having to go through a bureaucratic process to die? Its absurd.
If they want to die, can’t they simply walk around Brussels wearing a yarmulke?
Police inspector Javert simply used the river Seine?
And I felt bad about that.
The left desperately wants the French to off themselves on French soil. F*ck the left.
What’s wrong with these people? Don’t they know that suffering is noble? You know, as long as someone is having to do it?
In another generation the French will not have a choice as they are either made slaves or have their heads cut off.
Their politicians invited the invaders in to their country while at the same time set it up so their citizens have been brain wash to avoid defending themselves.
Actually Catholicism is making a comeback, Evangelicalism is growing among young French people, and President Macron is obliging some of their points of view regarding the direction of the country.
And believe it or not...some of the Muslims convert to Christianity. And the protest upsurge in places like IRAN attest to the pro-Western points of view even among those living in the Middle East.
Pitfalls, as in it might be fatal?
If you want off yourself, off yourself.
Why drag other people into it?
French people are overwhelmingly in favour (80 percent) of euthanasia itself as long as it’s carried out by a doctor.
No suicide without state permission! The penalty is death!
Yeah I doubt the numbers are that high to be honest! And if they are, then the upsurge of revivalism and social conservatism taking place in French churches is an encouraging development.
If they really just wanted to die, they would just buy three or four helium balloons, put a large plastic bag over their heads and release the helium into the plastic bag. They would fall asleep and never wake up.
I have wondered why we don't do this for executions.
And this is what two generations of my family risked their lives for in two world wars. Jeez. Should have just shot their parents and grandparents then and this wouldn’t even be an issue now.
My paternal family also came here from France following WWII.
Don't worry the tide is turning back. As Berlin_Freeper pointed out in his "Macron the conqueror" post, France is going in a good direction. (Not at Donald Trump-speed, but their starting point is a bit different from ours obviously.)
“Pitfalls, as in it might be fatal?”
OTOH, used correctly, “euthanasia” drugs are one of the few things that don’t cause cancer.
How are they ‘’going in a good direction’’. I don’t understand?
Macron has enacted several free-market economic measures. He has taken a stronger stand for French culture, tradition, and sovereignty. He is pro-EU, but aggressive about reforming it.
More importantly though:
French Christianity/Catholicism has been on the upswing since before the elections. There’s been a turn to conservatism in doctrine and matters of moral and social concern esp among young people. Revivals— growing church groups with diverse followings including among African immigrants. (Not sure about Muslims converting as is said is taking place in German churches.) - And a more open atmosphere to things of the spirit due to dissatisfaction with AGES in a postmodern vacuum and the wakeup call posed by Islamic terrorism.
Trump was rather well received by the public on his visit back in July.
And this man is the new Archbishop of Paris:
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