Facebook is preventing a terminally ill French from broadcasting his death live
Facebook is preventing a terminally ill French from broadcasting his death live

Facebook said on Saturday it had banned the live broadcast of medical records of a chronically ill French bedridden man and asked French President Emmanuel Macron to end his life in a so-called "euthanasia". .

(Alan Cook) intends to show people that his expectations will make his life suffer after he announced Friday that he will give up everything he eats and drinks. Then he lay down on the bed and posted a video of him after his last meal.

Macron said in a message this week that "French law prevents him from accepting Cook's request for medical assistance and death." French media reported that Cook, a 57-year-old former plumber, has been in pain for 34 years. Long term incurable degenerative diseases.

France's neighbors like Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands have passed laws that allow deaths with medical assistance under certain circumstances. France resisted the movement under pressure from the Catholic Church.

"Since I have not been punished by law, I cannot respond to your request," Macron said in a letter to Cook. Macron added, "Your desire is to seek effective assistance in death. Our country does not allow this now."

Cook called for changes to French law to allow medical assistance in cases like his.

According to an AFP report, Cook said: After learning that Facebook prevented his attempt, he will look for another way to post a live video.

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