Posts Tagged ‘Euthanasia in France’

French euthanasia bill faces strong Catholic opposition

Thursday, June 6th, 2024

French lawmakers are debating a new “end of life” bill which proposes extensive measures for euthanasia and medically assisted suicide, sparking strong opposition from Catholic leaders. The bill, introduced on 27 May, is set to be more permissive than existing laws in Canada and Belgium. A commission of 71 parliamentarians reviewed over 3,000 amendments in Read more

France postpones assisted dying bill until after papal stopover

Monday, September 25th, 2023

France appears set to legalise assisted suicide but will delay the presentation of its new end-of-life bill until after Pope Francis visits Marseille on 22-23 September. Originally planned for early this month, the bill is due to include “active aid to die”. Exact details have not yet been revealed, but the long debate about end-of-life Read more