Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Italy's first assisted suicide is a disabled man.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

An ethics committee in the central Italian region of Marche has approved the first assisted suicide death, a man with quadriplegia known as Mario. 

I am particularly concerned that the Italian assisted suicide court decisions all concern people with disabilities.

An Italian court acquitted assisted suicide activists Marco Cappato and Mina Welby in the assisted suicide death of Davide Trentini who died in the April 2017 at the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland.

In December 2020, a Milan court acquitted Italian assisted suicide activist, Marco Cappato in the assisted suicide death of Fabiano Antoniani (known as DJ Fabo), who died in February 2017 at the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland.

Italian assisted suicide activists
Both assisted suicide deaths concerned people with disabilities. Davide Trentini was living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Fabiano Antoniani experienced a spinal cord injury in a serious car accident in June 2014.

Now, the first approved Italian assisted suicide death is a man with quadriplegia.

Italian court decisions appear to suggest that certain lives are not worth living.


  1. JMJ+ This action is shameful and extremely frightening for those that prefer to have GOD choose when to call us home to HIM. Time with family, friends, a sun rise or set, or whatever brings joy...even time in prayer or study of art, music, Scriptures. Those are the things that give value to a persons life. Man does not have the right to tell GOD when or what HE should or should not do, and yet, we've been trying to do just that ever since Eve listened to Satan and her own greed and stole what belonged to GOD. I understand pain, but GOD is in charge of my life, not someone from the lunatic fringe, and I will live my life the best way I can -- disabilities and all. amen.

  2. It's such a pity as all life is precious. Thank you for keeping us all up to date.

  3. I am so proud of my family who way laid two attempts to deny my brother to live out his life in a natural way until the end. A very strong advocate is now needed by seriously ill patients in Irish hospitals. I think a register of all attempts to get a patient to end life should be documented and stored, naming all personnel involved.

  4. A not well-known truth in the Bible speaks of the harvest system of God:
    'You shall real what you sow'.
    I feel sad for all those who 's harvest will be the same as that which they lived by.......

  5. the corruption at a Globe level is being revealed more and more, it is the first time we see such moral and spiritual taint at this level around the world, Canada's governments (federal and provincial) which also has to be an example of human rights are now breaching obviously the constitutional rights and freedom and so on everywhere in the world under health care slogan to treat Covid ect...
    we see Man who was given by GOD the authority over the life on earth and the earth itself is now clearly exposed to his failure... Man failed to admin his life and the creature...
    we ask the Lord Jesus to take back this control and i think the end/the new age is more and more nearby .
    children of God must never fear if things get worse because our Lord is still on control and he is the only almighty and Good king...
    God bless you and stay strong in Christ