French woman, 100, on hunger strike for right to die

Hélène Wuillemin sits in her home. The 100-year-old woman from Grand Est is on hunger strike to fight for the right to choose when to die
Hélène Wuillemin, a 100-year-old woman from Grand Est, is on hunger strike to fight for the right to choose when to die

A 100-year-old French woman from northeast France is on a hunger strike to fight for her right to die, in the hope that her actions may also help others to “die with dignity”.

Hélène Wuillemin, from the commune of Laxou (Meurthe-et-Moselle, Grand Est) turned 100 on March 6 this year. She is now on hunger strike to call for her right to choose to die.

The former teacher, who raised her two children as a single mother, suffers from pain in her legs, which is becoming “more and more difficult to bear”, ...

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