FRANCE: Euthanasia

Richard Corbett, citizen of France, son of an English banker, stood in the iron-railed prisoner's dock at Draguignan in Southern France last week, facing a judge and a jury of hard-faced farmers. Hesitant witnesses told how the accused had learned that his elderly French mother was suffering from an incurable cancer, how he had taken care of her for months; then how, when doctors had given up all hope, he had cleaned his revolver, walked into his mother's bedroom, kissed her, shot her dead, then...

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