My story as an irrefutable argument

18-07-2022

Opinion

Geerten Moerkerken, RD

The images of Alain Cocq on his bed went viral in 2020. Photo AFP, Jeff Pachoud

When Alain Cocq tried to broadcast his deathbed live over the internet in 2020, he wanted to cause an "electroshock" in the French euthanasia debate. What happens to discussions on complex ethical issues when I-stories become central to them?