End of life

Statistics Predict that French Longevity will Level Off

Life expectancy has stagnated around 82.5 years in France in recent years, according to a study by the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED). In 2018, statistics found an average life expectancy of 79.5 years for men and 85.4 years for women, an increase of...

Inadmissibly Endorsing Infanticide

Alliance VITA firmly denounces the media coverage via “Konbini” (a French pop culture website), regarding a woman who declares having killed her severely disabled 3-year-old child more than 30 years ago. Caroline Roux, Alliance Vita’s Assistant General Delegate...

Ageing And Discrimination: A National and European Major Issue

On February 27, a European Charter on Advanced Age was published to promote consideration for older persons. This charter intends to challenge the candidates in the upcoming European elections, (May 23-26) to give older people an appropriate and dignified place in...

Suicides in France: Improve Understanding to Improve Prevention

On February 5, 2019 to mark the national day dedicated to preventing suicide, the French public health agency published several well-documented articles on suicide and attempted suicides in France over the past several years. High suicide rate in France According to...

Euthanasia in the Netherlands: A Liberal Interpretation of the Law

The European Institute of Bioethics has evaluated the new medical code regarding Euthanasia, recently published by the regional euthanasia commissions in the Netherlands. This text explains how legal criteria relating to euthanasia must be interpreted, and reveals the...