Euthanasia and Suicide

French Council of State refuses to reinstate Dr. Bonnemaison

On October 11, 2017, French Council of State rejected Dr. Nicolas Bonnemaison’s appeal against the decision of the Order of Physicians to maintain the revocation of his license to practice medicine. In April 2014 he was removed from the Order after being accused of...

Aftermath of death foretold by euthanasia

No one can remain indifferent following the incident of Anne Bert’s highly publicized euthanasia. Anyone suffering from severe disabling pathologies deserves to be heard, comforted, and supported. While being sympathetic to Anne Bert’s suffering, it does not entitle...

French State Council: Dr. Bonnemaison appeals to be reinstated

On 13 September 2017, the public rapporteur for the French State Council recommended refusing Dr. Nicolas Bonnemaison’s appeal, who contested having his license revoked from the Order of Physicians. As an emergency physician, Nicolas Bonnemaison was originally removed...

Euthanasia: Isn’t there more than one viewpoint?

The media have widely broadcast the viewpoints of a woman with a degenerative disease requesting euthanasia, whereas another woman has requested that viewpoints on this sensitive subject be treated in an equal manner. Anne Bert, a 59-year old woman who has been...

The Vincent Lambert Affair: chronology of events

  29 September 2008: At the age of 32, Vincent Lambert was plunged into a deep coma by a serious car accident. Hospitalised at the re-animation unit at the Hospital complex of Chalons-en-Champagne, he woke to a so-called “poorly relational” state. July 2011: Prof....

Canada: 1 year after Legalizing Euthanasia

One year after « Medical Assistance in Dying “(MAID) was legalized in Canada, a number of emblematic cases have occurred and have led to the first requests for extending the scope of the law. On June 17, 2016, a federal bill known as C-14 was passed in Canada, which...