France should allow doctors to “accelerate the coming of death” for terminally ill patients, a report to President François Hollande recommended Tuesday.
Hollande referred the report to a national council on medical ethics which will examine the precise circumstances under which such steps could be authorised with a view to producing draft legislation by June 2013.
“The existing legislation does not meet the legitimate concerns expressed by people who are gravely and incurably ill,” Hollande said.
Not to mention those people who aren’t in a position to express any concerns, legitimate or otherwise.
But don’t you worry, M. le Président; by the time you get this disposal unit working, we’ll be ready to copy it here in the States.
(Via Christopher Johnson.)