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France Defeats Senate Bill Allowing Doctors to Starve Patients to Death

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WASHINGTON, DC, June 24, 2015 (LifeNews) – A bit ago I wrote about how the French Senate was considering legalizing terminal sedation as a way to kill the terminally ill.

That column also distinguished between the slow motion euthanasia by dehydration/starvation of terminal sedation and the legitimate and ethical pain controlling technique of palliative sedation.

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I won’t repeat that here. If you are interested, hit this link.

In any event, the French Senate wisely said no to slo-mo killings. From the AP story:

France’s senate has voted against a bill allowing the sedation of terminally ill patients, fearing it would lead to allowing euthanasia, which is illegal in the country. Senators in Paris rejected the law by a vote of 196-87.

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