According to the figures, 26% of the euthanasias carried out in 2013 in Flanders were non-consensual; 35.5% of the euthanasias carried out in 2013 in the same region were not declared to the commission.
With the first round behind him, Emmanuel Macron is making things clear. On Monday, April 11th, the President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand announced that the “right to die with dignity” would be the major societal reform of the new five-year term if Emmanuel Macron were reelected.
“Euthanasia is confused with palliative care, it is called ‘dignified death’ and it is assumed to be a medical act, when it is not. [This becomes] deception when the law requires that deaths by euthanasia be considered natural deaths from a legal point of view. Something that, in addition to not being true, makes it difficult to control.”—Manuel Martínez-Sellés
Government says that a person is not alive until deep into the pregnancy. The motive is instrumental: when we legally sever the beginning of life from conception, we allow for another moral value to be elevated above life itself. That moral value works as an ulterior motive for the legal definition of life.