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France: Macron announces legislation

The French parliament is to set to debate a bill on assisted dying in May. French President Emmanuel Macron said that the legislation proposed would allow doctors to prescribe a lethal substance to patients suffering from an incurable illness (not including neurodegenerative conditions).

Macron: “Strictly speaking, it does not create either a new right or a new freedom, but sets out a path that did not exist before, opening up the possibility of requesting assistance in dying under certain strict conditions.”

Read more: Macron announces assisted dying bill to go before French parliament in May | Assisted dying | The Guardian