Fulfilling a campaign pledge, French President Francois Hollande commissioned a report, now complete, which recommends doctors be permitted to “accelerate death” for the terminally ill. Draft legislation is expected by June 2013.
In the end, Jack Kevorkian died without the option he gave to countless patients.
The central figure behind the euthanasia debate died naturally in a Michigan hospital Friday after a life defined by assisting in the suicide of 130 Americans.
"The 9th Amendment is the most important of all amendments to the US Constitution," said Jack Kevorkian in 2009. "It reserves all rights for the people that are not specifically granted to the government."