Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Eluana Englaro case in Italy

The case of Eluana Englaro in Italy will possibly change direction as the health of Eluana worsens.

Eluana has been in coma for 16 years. Beppino Englaro has petitioned the courts in Italy to have his daughters fluids and food removed.

This is a case very similar to the Terri Schiavo case.

This summer a court in Milan granted the request of her father, but prosecutors appealed the decision.

The reality is that if fluids and food were withdrawn from Eluana, the cause of her death would be dehydration. The courts should never allow the direct and intentional killing of a vulnerable person, such as Eluana.

Once we allow the killing of vulnerable people by intentionally dehydration, then the concept of death by injection will only be viewed as a compassionate altenative.

Link to yahoo news article:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081011/ap_on_re_eu/eu_italy_right_to_die&printer=1;_ylt=AvPcGr2i6shgjsfPNTrtwLxbbBAF

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