Mercoledì, 26 Settembre 2018
VENICE

Man wants law to let daughter die (2)

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© ANSA

Venice, October 12 - A Venetian man says he wants a
new law that will allow him to take his 46-year-old daughter,
who has been breathing through a tube since a car crash nearly
12 years ago, off life support.
"I want a law that gives the possibility to those who are in
the situation my daughter is in to have a dignified end,"
Giuseppe P. told ANSA on the case of his daughter Elisa, left in
a coma after the crash on February 22, 2006.
The man, who has obtained the assistance of the
pro-euthansaia Luca Coscioni association, said "a few months
before the general election, who is interested in this law?
We're in the clutches of a politics that does not decide and a
Church that is too rigid on these issues".
"Politics must intervene, I don't expect a different attitude
from the Church but I do from politicians".
Giuseppe likened her case to the landmark one of Eluana
Englaro, who died in 2009 after her father's long battle to have
her feeding tube removed and despite a last-minute attempt to
overrule a court decision by the government of then premier
Silvio Berlusconi.
Elisa's case has been raised after several Italians committed
assisted euthanasia at the Swiss Dignitas clinic and amid
long-delayed debate in parliament over living wills.

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