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French senate rejects euthanasia

Catholic World News - 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.

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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.

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