Chantal Sebire Found Dead

You may recall that a couple of days ago, I wrote about the tension that has existed in the life of Chantal Sebire. Several of you voiced opinions agreeing that it is not appropriate to assist in a suicide, or indeed to commit suicide, although some of you disagreed. Yesterday, Chantal was found dead.

PARIS — A woman who suffered from a painful facial tumor and had drawn headlines across France with her quest for doctor-assisted suicide was found dead Wednesday, an official said.

Chantal Sebire, a former schoolteacher and mother of three, was found at her home in the eastern French town of Plombieres-les-Dijon, a government official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

The circumstances of her death were not immediately clear. Sebire, 52, was diagnosed nearly eight years ago with esthesioneuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer.

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7 thoughts on “Chantal Sebire Found Dead

  1. Crystal Beckler

    God created man and with that creation man was provided a brain….an intelligent brain by which many discoveries would be rendered life saving. Man has the ability to create drugs and other interventions for what ails the body. However, man has not discovered all the cures to alleviate the suffering of many. Doctors take an oath to first do no harm. It is with this oath that I ask the following question….Were the doctors first doing no harm by allowing the painful suffering to continue? Or…Were the doctors first doing no harm by promoting life even in its most painful states? God has a plan. If it is in his plan for a doctor to assist his patient in death, then who are we to pass judgement. What happens between doctor and patient is confidential. I am not promoting suicide. I just believe that Chantal was at peace and ready to live eternal life pain free. Until we all have walked in her shoes, who are we to decide what should or should not take place. Our God is a forgiving God. I trust He has shed His Everlasting Mercy on her. May Chantal rest in peace.

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