End of life: Emmanuel Macron does not want to put the subject on the table "at the end of the five-year term"

The Head of State, who is due to meet for the second time in his mandate with the Sovereign Pontiff in the Holy See, confided in Le Figaro on several social issues.

Emmanuel Macron, who is going to the Vatican this Friday to meet with Pope Francis, believes that it is “a bad method to want to put the subject of the end of life on the table at the end of the five-year term”, according to our colleagues of Figaro.

Still according to the newspaper, he explains “reflecting” on this social issue and does not say that he is opposed to the idea of ​​a citizens’ convention on the end of life in the event of a new five-year term.

Rather silent on the subject of the end of life since the start of his five-year term, Emmanuel Macron had already recognized “a problem that affects society. Typically, for the end of life, it can make a lot of sense to ask citizens to enlighten us.”

Presented last April in the National Assembly, the bill opening for “a right to a free and chosen end to life” could have been considered at first before it clashed with the parliamentary games and the many amendments. tabled by elected officials of opposition. Health Minister Olivier Véran, who then said he was not “convinced” of the opening of such a debate, had, however, deemed it necessary.

According to a survey Ifop for the Association for the Right to Die with Dignity, 93% of French people say they are in favor of a law authorizing the use of euthanasia.

Hugues Garnier BFMTV reporter

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