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Deep divisions about euthanasia in French citizens’ debate

On January 11, Christians Network Europe reported that the Citizens’ Convention on the end of life in France shows deep divisions between participants. The 185 participants have fundamentally different views on the end of life.

According to a report by the Catholic platform Famille Chrétienne, within the group there are contradictory positions. On the one hand, there is President Jonathan Denis of the Association for the right to die with dignity (ADMD). This organisation works for the legalisation of euthanasia. On the other hand, President Claire Fourcade from the French Society for Support and Palliative Care (SFAP) opposes the legalisation.

In September 2022, Emmanuel Macron launched a citizens’ convention on the end of life.

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