Euthanasia: a marker of social progress? (France)

Robert Holcman is a hospital director and university professor. He raises paradoxes of euthanasia:  While physical and psychological suffering are much better taken care of than fifty years ago, why think today about shortening the end of life? Some are implementing ways to dramatically extend the lifespan of a healthy human being to 130 years, while others are considering legislation to shorten the life of human beings. Our society forbids being able to commit suicide freely, develops suicide prevention programs, and paradoxically thinks about ways to ensure that people can ask to be “suicided”. To conclude, where to put the limit once we have begun to cross the ban on killing? According to him, euthanasia is a social injustice.