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End-of-life debate: pro-euthanasia activists mobilize their troops


STORY - Celebrities, defenders of secularism, mutuals, crematists... They unite to defend this societal "conquest".

They don't want to release the pressure.

Proponents of euthanasia and assisted suicide have launched several calls to legalize "active assistance in dying" while the citizens' convention on the end of life is in its final stretch.

From Nathalie Baye to Christophe Castaner, from Françoise Hardy to Daniel Cohn-Bendit, 109 personalities - artists, intellectuals and politicians - signed a manifesto in L'Obs in mid-March to call on Emmanuel Macron to change the law on


end of life.

“Life belongs to us.

Death too”

, consider the signatories of the “manifesto of 109” on active assistance in dying.

Echoing the "Manifesto of 343 women" for the legalization of abortion in France, published fifty years earlier, they highlight the support of loved ones at the end of life who "go abroad to be able

to die there

. "

Read alsoThe controversial role of mutuals in the debate on euthanasia

This week, 18 professional organizations and federations have also decided to unite their voices in a “Progressive End of Life Pact”

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Source: lefigaro

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