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Chantale Sebire begs French president for the right to die

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by clontaago, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    FRENCH woman badly disfigured by facial tumours caused by a rare and incurable disease has appealed to President Nicolas Sarkozy to allow her to die by euthanasia.

    In an interview with the Agence France-Presse news agency, former school teacher Chantale Sebire, 52, begged for the right to end the "atrocious" suffering inflicted on her by the disease which has rendered her face unrecognisable because of growing tumours.

    "An animal would not be allowed to endure what I have to endure," she said from her home in Plombieres-les-Dijon in central France, asking French media and Mr Sarkozy to allow her a dignified death.

    Euthanasia is illegal in France, unlike in come other European countries such as the Netherlands and Belgium.

    Ms Sebire told AFP that she suffered from a very rare disease called esthesioneuroblastoma, which attacks the nasal cavity.

    It had left her blind and had robbed her of almost all other senses, leaving her in terrible pain.

    "In 2000, I lost my sense of smell and taste, and then the tumour evolved and ate into my jaws, before attacking the eye socket. I lost my sight in October last year," she said.

    The disease caused "atrocious bouts of pain that can last up to four hours at a time".

    Pleading to be allowed to die serenely, the mother of three said that only 200 cases of the disease had been reported globally in the last 20 years.
     
  2. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Wrong forum, can someone move to General please.
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    why doesn't she just jump off a bridge?
     
  4. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    she cant find it.
     
  5. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    She should just give Heath Ledger's Doctor a call.
     
  6. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    A question for any right to lifer's around.

    If this was you, would you want to die or would you be happy existing like this?

    There are a few easy, painless ways to end it all and I know I would be taking this option.
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I have no problems with euthenasia in these circumstances. 
     
  8. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    I nearly died once.

    In my opinion, any part of being alive is better than death and being away from those you love. I doubt anything could make me 'want' to rather be dead.

    All that being said I think she has every right, if she feels, to end her life. I don't have a problem with anybody doing whatever they think is right by themselves as long as it has no negative and irreparable consequences on others.
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/03/20/1205602532170.html
     

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