French senate rejects euthanasia
January 28, 2011
In a 170-142 vote, the French senate rejected a measure that would have legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide. Prime Minister François Fillon had spoken out against the bill, as had several bishops.
- French Senate votes down assisted suicide bill (LifeSiteNews.com)
- France Senate Defeats Bill to Legalize Euthanasia (LifeNews.com)
- French Senate rejects euthanasia on demand (National Catholic Register)
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Posted by: New Sister -
Jan. 29, 2011 1:11 AM ET USA
That is a close vote, and euthanasia is already practiced in France anyway. French "doctors" are known to speed up imminent death with injections and permit (even *urge*, as I personally know a case) revolting murders of children-- e.g., inject an 8+ month old baby with poison, induce labor, and him die in the mother's arms.
Posted by: Chestertonian -
Jan. 28, 2011 8:12 PM ET USA
For now, is right, when you note how close the vote was. Only 28 votes separated victory from defeat. We must pray that none will be swayed against life, should--when--the issue comes up for a vote again.
Posted by: rpp -
Jan. 28, 2011 2:10 PM ET USA
A victory for the culture of life! For now.