France mulls 'accelerated deaths'
- Published: 18 Dec 2012 at 22.44
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France should allow doctors to "accelerate the coming of death'' for terminally ill patients, a report to President Francois Hollande recommended Tuesday.
Hollande referred the report to a national council on medical ethics which will examine the precise circumstances under which such steps could be authorised with a view to producing draft legislation by June 2013.
"The existing legislation does not meet the legitimate concerns expressed by people who are gravely and incurably ill,'' Hollande said.
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