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Right to die? French 'Deep Sleep' bill revives euthanasia row (part 1)

Life expectancy continues to rise. But what's life without dignity? The French parliament is considering an "end of life" bill that gives terminally ill patients the right to demand the administration of deep sedation and a halt to artificial life support. To opponents, that sounds like legalizing euthanasia. Is it time France entered the 21st Century and acknowledged the suffering and dignity of the terminally ill? How is modern medicine forcing a rethink of the ethics regarding life and death?

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Produced by Van Meguerditchian, Cécile Khindria and Emerald Maxwell

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