France may become the latest European country to grant a right to die to the terminally ill, after a government-commissioned report on Tuesday opened the door to legalizing assisted suicide….The French initiative follows an election campaign pledge by President Francois Hollande that he would make medical assistance available to help the terminally sick end their lives with dignity. He avoided using the word euthanasia.
International Herald Tribune
“France Opens the Door to a Right to Die, But Not Now”
December 18, 2012