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  • ‘Allowed to die’ - a quick lesson in media manipulation

    07/28/2011 12:52:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/25/11 | Hilary White
    On Saturday the Daily Mail ran a poll with the question, “Should ‘minimally conscious’ patients be allowed to die? As of this writing (on Saturday), 29% said No, 71% said yes. I have to wonder though, if the people who clicked Yes had given much thought to the form of the question. Something I learned as a lobbyist paying close attention to various pieces of legislation is to always look very closely indeed at the pages of the bill that give the definitions of terms. What does it mean to be “allowed to die”? And what, exactly, are we talking...
  • Italian lower house votes to ban euthanasia

    07/13/2011 3:48:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/13/11 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    July 13, 2011 ( - The lower house of Italy’s parliament has voted to prohibit the starvation and dehydration of patients in a move that is seen as a response to the killing of Eluana Englaro in 2009. In a 278-205 vote recorded in secret, the Italian Chamber of Deputies voted to approve the bill, which prohibits “all forms of euthanasia and all forms of assistance or aid for suicide.” The law provides for the creation of Anticipated Declarations of Treatment (DAT), which are also known as “Living Wills.”  DATs will allow patients who are unconscious or otherwise unable to...
  • Vatican official recalls impact of Eluana Englaro's death

    02/14/2010 10:04:41 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 237+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/10/10 | Catholic News Agency
    Rome, Italy, Feb 10, 2010 / 07:12 pm (CNA).- A year after the death of Eluana Englaro, known as Italy's Terri Schiavo, the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life is encouraging Catholics to defend life “from conception to natural death.” Recalling the case of 38-year-old Englaro, whose feeding tube was removed after being in a coma for 17 years, Archbishop Rino Fisichella told the magazine “Il Sussidiario” that the painful incident “tore our social fabric, especially because the people were not properly informed.” The Englaro case, he continued, was “a very sad page in our history: a girl who...
  • Eluana Englaro's Father Now Making Waves as a Euthanasia Activist

    11/24/2009 4:10:38 PM PST · by wagglebee · 4 replies · 322+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/24/09 | Hilary White
    ROME, November 24, 2009 ( - The father of Eluana Englaro (known in the press as "Italy's Terri Shiavo"), Beppino Englaro, is making a name for himself as a euthanasia activist, and is continuing to claim justification for his successful decade-long court battle to have his daughter's food and hydration removed last year.  At the same time, according to a report commissioned by the prosecutor of Udine, the town in which she died, Eluana was in an "irreversible coma" at the time of her death.Eluana Englaro was an Italian woman from Lecco in northern Italy, who was diagnosed as being...
  • Vatican Warns 41 Dissident Italian Priests Who Approved of Eluana Englaro Killing

    09/08/2009 2:50:56 PM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 5 replies · 412+ views
    Lifesitenews ^ | September 8, 2009 | Hilary White
    41 Catholic priests have been issued a formal warning by the Vatican for signing an open letter approving the removal of food and hydration of helpless patients like Eluana Englaro. Five months ago, in a letter composed by Fr. Paolo Farinella of Genoa, the group complained that a living wills law being prepared by Prime Minister Berlusconi's government excluded the possibility that food and hydration could be withdrawn from patients by doctors to bring about their deaths. Farinella, the author of the article "The right to live a duty to die," is a well-known supporter of euthanasia. Published by Micromega,...
  • Eluana Englaro's Father Could Get Murder Charge in Starvation Euthanasia Death

    02/27/2009 3:16:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 324+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/9/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy ( -- Eluana Englaro's father Beppino may be charged with murder in association with the starvation and dehydration euthanasia death of his daughter. After an international debate over whether she should be denied food and water, Beppino used the right he won in court to take his daughter's life. The disabled woman had been in a minimally conscious state since 1992, when she was involved in an automobile accident. Englaro ultimately died earlier this month after having part of her food and water denied to her through her feeding tube over a five day period. Now, pro-life groups...
  • Right-To-Die Cases Roil Europe

    02/22/2009 11:17:57 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 395+ views
    NPR ^ | 2/22/09 | Sylvia Poggioli
    Two "right-to-die" controversies have dominated headlines in Europe in recent weeks. The cases have highlighted sharp divisions in how the continent deals with its terminally ill. In Italy, the highest court ruled that feeding tubes could be removed from Eluana Englaro, a woman who had been in a vegetative state for 17 years. But the government — pressed by the Vatican — defied the ruling and tried to pass an emergency law that would prevent doctors from removing all life support from ailing patients. Englaro died during the Senate debate. In Britain, Debbie Purdy, a woman with multiple sclerosis who...
  • Catholic Priest Returns Italian Award After Nation Allows Killing of Eluana Englaro

    02/18/2009 3:24:56 PM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 328+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/18/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy ( -- A Catholic priest has returned the award he received from the president of Italy in protest of the nation allowing Eluana Englaro's father to subject her to a starvation euthanasia death. Father Aldo Trento, who works with severely disabled and minimally conscious patients like Englaro, is upset she was killed.Englaro had been in a minimally conscious state since 1992, when she was involved in an automobile accident. After four days earlier this month of partial starvation and dehydration, she died.Father Trento, a missionary at the Priestly Fraternity of St. Charles Borromeo in Paraguay, heads a...
  • Vatican: Food and water 'not medical treatment' says senior official

    02/17/2009 10:40:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 314+ views ^ | Rome, 17 Feb
    Vatican: Food and water 'not medical treatment' says senior official Rome, 17 Feb. (AKI) - A senior Vatican official on Monday weighed into the euthanasia debate currently raging in Italy following the death of a comatose Italian woman last week whose feeding tubes were removed. President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Rino Fisichella, said that feeding patients is not a medical treatment but an inalienable human requirement. "Food and water are not medical treatment,"Fisichella stated." "Thousands of doctors and scientists share our belief that food and water are not medical treatment but an essential requirements for life which...
  • Italian Left Launches "Living Wills" Euthanasia Campaign in the Wake of Eluana Englaro Crisis

    02/14/2009 12:51:34 PM PST · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 470+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/13/09 | Hilary White
    ROME, February 13, 2009 ( - Italian legislators are said to be quietly dropping a proposed measure that would have prohibited the withdrawal of food and hydration from comatose patients after the death of Eluana Englaro. While Eluana herself was being buried in a Catholic ceremony in her native village of Lecco, the Italian government turned its attention to pending legislation on "living wills" that many fear will usher in a legal situation that will make cases such as hers more common. Direct euthanasia remains illegal in Italy, but the removal of food and hydration remains a contested issue,...
  • Eluana Englaro Buried in Catholic Funeral Today, Doctors Group Condemns Death

    02/12/2009 3:56:37 PM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 327+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/12/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy ( -- Eluana Englaro, the disabled woman who was killed via a starvation and dehydration euthanasia death on Monday, will receive a Catholic burial today. Meanwhile, a Catholic doctors' group is condemning her death saying that her father was wrong to seek a court ruling to kill her. Englaro will be buried today in a Christian ceremony despite the wishes of her father. Beppino Englaro had originally wanted Eluana cremated but he gave in to the wishes of other family members. Beppino was not a believer and his daughter's suffering reinforced his lack of faith, but the London...
  • Eluana Englaro Autopsy Claims No Wrongdoing in Starvation, Euthanasia Death

    02/11/2009 3:32:13 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 442+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/11/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy ( -- The results of the autopsy conducted on Eluana Englaro following her euthanasia death via starvation and dehydration claim no wrongdoing. The autopsy reveals no signs of foul play even though Englaro died quickly from the withdrawal of food and water as opposed to dying over a two week process as Terri Schiavo did.Englaro died on Monday following four days of staff at her medical center denying her nutrition she had received from a feeding tube.The disabled woman had been in a minimally conscious state for 17 years following an automobile accident at the age of...
  • Medical Center's Log Shows Starvation Took Toll on Eluana Englaro Quickly

    02/11/2009 3:18:48 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 449+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/11/19 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy ( -- The log from the medical center whose staff began the process of starving and dehydrating Eluana Englaro to death shows it took its toll on the disabled woman quickly. Englaro suffered from the effects of the withdrawal of food and water more rapidly than similar patients and died faster as well. “Monday afternoon, temperature rises. Mucous membranes dry. Nurses spray lips with water droplets," the log read on Monday. A few hours later, Englaro died. The Italian daily newspaper Corriere Della Sera says a "distress log" accompanied Englaro's medical records during the final days of her...
  • Charges May Not Come in Eluana Englaro Case, Medical Hearing on Thursday

    02/10/2009 4:13:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 341+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/10/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy ( -- Local authorities and officials in the Udine region of Italy are unsure whether the medical staff who removed Eluana Englaro's feeding tube will face any hearings or charges in connection with her euthanasia death. Englaro died on Monday after four days of starvation and dehydration.Her death was ordered by an Italian appeals court after her father Beppino had spent the better part of a decade fighting to take her life.Englaro was expected to live two weeks but she succumbed to the starvation after only four days. Prior to the removal of her feeding tube, national...
  • Italian Premier Blames President for Eluana Englaro's Death, Vatican Responds

    02/10/2009 4:07:33 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 392+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/10/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy ( -- In the day following the euthanasia death of Eluana Englaro, the disabled woman in a similar condition as Terri Schiavo, top political leaders are blaming one another for her death. Meanwhile, the Vatican has responded to Englaro's death and the Catholic Church says patients need more protections.Englaro died on Monday after four days of partial starvation and dehydration after a medical clinic agreed to follow a court order allowing her father to take her life.On Tuesday, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Englaro was "killed" and blamed President Giorgio Napolitano for her death because he...
  • Neurologist for Eluana Englaro Admits She is Healthy, Euthanasia Unnecessary (Eluana Died Today)

    02/09/2009 4:12:51 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 648+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/9/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy ( -- The neurologist for Eluana Englaro, the disabled woman who has become the center of an international debate over whether she should be killed via euthanasia, says she is healthy. All of the medical tests conducted prior to Friday's stoppage of food and water reveal a healthy patient. Englaro was injured in an automobile accident in 1992 and has been in a minimally conscious state ever since. Her father recently won the legal right to kill her by removing her feeding tube.Carlo Alberto Defanti, who is overseeing the withdrawal of food and water, made the comments...
  • Eluana Englaro Dies After Four Days of Starvation in Euthanasia Death

    02/09/2009 12:29:05 PM PST · by julieee · 22 replies · 920+ views ^ | February 9, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy -- After an international debate over whether she should be subjected to a painful starvation and dehydration death, Eluana Englaro has died. The disabled woman had been in a minimally conscious state since 1992, when she was involved in an automobile accident.
  • Terri Schiavo's Father Pleads With Eluana Englaro's Father to Spare Her Life

    02/09/2009 9:22:46 AM PST · by julieee · 1 replies · 532+ views ^ | February 9, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy ( -- Bob Schindler understands the pain of a father who saw his daughter change from a woman full of life to a seemingly lifeless person plagued by the effects of a severe medical condition. Although it may seem hopeless, Schindler urged the father of Eluana Englaro not to give up on his daughter's recovery.
  • Italy govt. tries new tactic in right-to-die case (Eluana Englaro)

    02/08/2009 12:39:18 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 354+ views
    My Way News ^ | 2/8/09 | Niclole Winfield/AP
    ROME (AP) - Italy's health minister declared Sunday there were problems with the clinic hosting a woman in a hotly debated right-to-die case, as the government appeared to be trying a new tactic to keep her alive. Minister Maurizio Sacconi also said the "La Quiete" clinic in Udine isn't the hospice or hospital facility called for by the Milan appeals court, which has ruled that Eluana Englaro's feeding tubes can be removed. Englaro, 38, has been in a vegetative state since she was in a car accident 17 years ago. Her doctors have said her condition is irreversible. Her father...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Eluana Englaro - Dehydration Begins

    02/07/2009 1:47:06 PM PST · by wagglebee · 4 replies · 354+ views
    Secondhand Smoke ^ | 2/7/09 | Wesley J. Smith
    When the President of Italy refused to sign a decree delaying the dehydration death of Eluana Englaro--who some call the Italian Terri Schiavo--it seemed to seal her doom. But now the Prime Minister has moved up an emergency session of the Parliament. We'll see how that plays out. But the point of this post is the attempt, yet again, to make death by dehydration seem benign. From the story: Doctors quoted in the leading daily Corriere della Sera said the process leading to Englaro's death would become irreversible within five days. Englaro, now 38, has been in a coma...
  • Pope reaffirms life amid heated right-to-die case (Eluana Englaro)

    02/07/2009 10:48:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 3 replies · 358+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/7/09 | Nicole Winfield/AP
    ROME – Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday that all human life must be protected, especially that of the weak and suffering, making a last-minute intervention in a right-to-die case that has convulsed Italy. Groups of protesters — both for and against keeping Eluana Englaro alive — held demonstrations across the country on Saturday. Outside the clinic in the northern city of Udine where Englaro is being cared for, a few dozen people shouted "Eluana Viva!" or "Eluana Lives!" Englaro, 38, has been in a vegetative state for 17 years after a car crash. On Friday, after a decade-long court battle,...
  • BREAKING: Italian Prime Minister Seeks to Stop Starvation of Handicapped/Emergency Legislation

    02/07/2009 8:34:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 344+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Saturday February 7, 2009 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Saturday February 7, 2009 BREAKING: Italian Prime Minister Seeks to Stop Starvation of Handicapped Woman with Emergency Legislation Says he will even seek a constitutional amendment if necessary By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman ROME, February 7, 2009 ( - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has sent a bill to the nation's Senate authorizing the government to prevent a handicapped woman from being dehydrated and starved to death by her father. Seeking to bypass Italy's communist president, who refused to sign an emergency bill with the same text, Berlusconi hopes to have his bill approved by the nation's legislature within three...
  • Italy’s Communist President Refuses to Sign Passed Temporary Measure to Save Eluana Englaro

    02/06/2009 11:08:10 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 369+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/6/09 | Hilary White
    ROME, February 6, 2009 ( – Italy's President and head of state, has refused to sign an emergency measure, passed by the government, that would save the life of Eluana Englaro, the young woman whose food and hydration is being removed starting today. The ratification by the President is required under Italy’s parliamentary system for the law to take effect. The government announced at 3 p.m. (Italian time) today that it had approved the temporary measure, called a “decree law,” that was drafted to prohibit the removal of food and hydration from vulnerable patients. A decree law is a...
  • Italian government passes emergency decree to save Eluana Englaro

    02/06/2009 9:56:06 AM PST · by GonzoII · 46 replies · 1,011+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Rome, Feb 6, 2009 Italian government passes emergency decree to save Eluana Englaro Eluana Enlargo Rome, Feb 6, 2009 / 10:50 am (CNA).- Italy’s Council of Ministers, headed by Silvio Berlusconi, unanimously approved an emergency decree on Friday to stop the father of Eluana Englaro from killing her by removing hydration and food. However, this morning at the clinic La Quiete, where Eluana is staying, the process to end her life was initiated. According to the newspaper La Repubblica, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi commented on his motivation for passing the emergency decree, saying, "I do not want the responsibility for the death...
  • Breaking News: Italian Government Ready with Draft Law to Stop the Killing of Eluana Englaro

    02/05/2009 11:36:02 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 371+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/5/09 | Hilary White
    UDINE, Italy, February 5, 2009 ( - Today, the Italian government announced it has made ready a draft emergency measure that would prohibit the removal of food and hydration from vulnerable patients. As of this writing, the measure, though drafted and ready, has not yet been formally adopted, the final decision being that of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The move comes as pro-life Italians have urgently called upon the government to intervene in the case of Eluana Englaro who had been removed late Tuesday night to a nursing home willing to participate in her killing.  The measure, called a "decree...
  • Eluana Transferred Late Tuesday Night to Clinic for Death by Dehydration

    02/03/2009 11:07:44 AM PST · by wagglebee · 241 replies · 11,506+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/3/09 | Hilary White
    ROME, February 3, 2009 ( – Eluana Englaro, who is often referred to as “Italy’s Terri Schiavo,” was transferred late Tuesday night to a hospital that has agreed to participate in her killing by removal of her food and hydration tube. Television news coverage showed a group of pro-life activists gathered outside the clinic in Eluana’s home town of Lecco at about 1:30am, as an ambulance took her away, some shouting “Eluana, wake up!” and “Don’t kill her!”Eluana Englaro, 38, suffered brain damage in a car accident in 1992 and has since been in a state of diminished consciousness....
  • Pope Says Euthanasia 'False Solution' to Suffering, Alludes to Comatose Woman's Fate

    02/01/2009 10:09:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 424+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/1/09 | AP
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday that euthanasia is a "false solution" to suffering, adding his voice to a bitter debate in Italy over the fate of a comatose woman whose father wants to remove her feeding tube. During his Sunday blessing, Benedict said that love can help confront pain and that "no tear, from those who suffer and those who are with them, is lost before God." Benedict didn't mention Eluana Englaro by name, but it was clear he was referring to her case, which has made headlines in Italy for months.
  • State must provide clinic for woman to die (Eluana Englaro)

    01/30/2009 2:06:52 PM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 349+ views
    UPI ^ | 1/26/09 | UPI
    MILAN, Italy, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- An Italian court says the government of Lombardy must provide a clinic and healthcare workers for a woman trapped in a vegetative state to end her life. The government had refused to designate a clinic for 38-year-old Eluana Englaro, even after her father won a landmark right-to-die supreme court ruling in November. Monday's regional court decision in Milan said Lombardy "will have to indicate a health clinic" suitable to allow Englaro to die and provide healthcare workers to remove her feeding tubes, ANSA, the Italian news agency, reported. Englaro's father, Beppino Englaro, told reporters...
  • Piedmont Governor Offers to “Help Eluana Englaro Die”

    01/21/2009 2:23:49 PM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 283+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/21/09 | Hilary White
    TURIN, Italy, January 21, 2009 ( – The governor of Piedmont, one of the 20 regions of Italy, has said that should Eluana Englaro’s family choose to send her to a clinic there, there would be no impediment to their plans to kill her by dehydration in accordance with a decision by the Italian high court. This offer immediately follows the announcement of the withdrawal of a similar offer to help kill Eluana by a clinic in the city of Undine. Piedmont governor Mercedes Bresso said “if it were asked,” the region would make a facility available to Beppino...
  • Italian Clinic Offering to Kill Eluana Englaro in Euthanasia Bid Changes Course

    01/19/2009 10:51:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 356+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | January 19, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Italian Clinic Offering to Kill Eluana Englaro in Euthanasia Bid Changes Course by Steven Editor January 19, 2009 Email RSSPrint Rome, Italy ( -- An Italian clinic that offered to help Eluana Englaro's father take her life after he won the right from courts to euthanize her has backed down. The news follows the release of a letter signed by more than 700 Italian doctors and medical professionals who oppose ending her life prematurely.The government-funded medical clinic in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region had offered to help kill Englaro after no hospitals or medical centers in the Lombardy region,...
  • Italian clinic drops plans to let vegetative woman die (Eluana Englaro)

    01/17/2009 12:54:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 242+ views
    Australia Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 1/17/09 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    An Italian father's campaign to let his daughter die after 17 years in a permanent vegetative state has hit another setback. A clinic in the northern city of Udine has dropped its plans to withdraw the feeding tubes that have kept the 38-year-old woman alive since a car crash in 1992. The clinic decided to heed an order from the Health Ministry banning any Italian clinic from doing so. The Italian Supreme Court ruled in November that the woman's father could have the support systems withdrawn.
  • 700 Italian Doctors ask that Eluana’s Life be Spared

    01/13/2009 1:43:57 PM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 399+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/13/09 | Hilary White
    ROME, January 13, 2009 ( – An open letter by doctors, circulated before Christmas, asking that Eluana Englaro be spared death by dehydration has grown from 44 to over 700 signatures. The letter says that physicians have a “professional and scientific duty” to provide hydration and nutrition to a patient who is not capable of feeding himself. The case of Eluana Englaro, the young woman in a state of diminished consciousness whose father has campaigned in the courts to have her food and hydration removed, continues to make headlines in Italy. In November, the Court of Cassation, Italy’s highest...
  • Eluana Englaro Sentenced to Death without Medical Examination Charge Italian Activists

    01/06/2009 2:02:13 PM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 416+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/6/09 | Hilary White
    MILAN, January 6, 2008 ( – A petition has been presented to the Appeals Court of Milan to re-open the case of Eluana Englaro, the disabled young woman that the court agreed could be killed by dehydration.Epidemiologist and writer Paul Gilusano and Dr. Piero Pirovano, a journalist and president of the group Solidarity, Freedom, Justice and Peace, have asked the court to revoke its decree. They are arguing that Eluana’s case was decided without any medical determination of her condition, but on the word of her father, Beppino Englaro, alone. The Englaro case has been front-page news in Italy...
  • Italian pols back off right-to-die dispute

    12/26/2008 2:06:21 PM PST · by wagglebee · 4 replies · 311+ views
    UPI ^ | 12/23/08 | UPI
    STRASBOURG, France, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Italian officials say they are taking a hands-off approach after a European court rejected efforts to block a father's efforts to let his comatose daughter die. Italy's ANSA news agency Tuesday said Beppino Englaro has been unable to find a clinic that will facilitate the death of his daughter, Eluana, who has been in a coma for 17 years. "Personally I hope that the woman continues to live, but I can't interfere with the decisions of her father,'' said Edouard Ballaman, president of the regional council of the Northern League. The European Court of...
  • It is “Illegal” to Stop Food and Hydration of Vulnerable Patients: Top Italian Minister

    12/17/2008 3:32:00 PM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 374+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/17/08 | Hilary White
    ROME, December 17, 2008 ( – A high-level minister in the Italian government has called “illegal” the proposal to starve and dehydrate to death vulnerable patients in the care of the country’s nationalised health service. The news comes within hours of Italian media confirming that Eluana Englaro, known as Italy’s Terri Schiavo, was to be moved this week to a clinic that is willing to participate in her killing by removing her feeding and hydration tube. Maurizio Sacconi, Italy’s Minister of Labour, Health and Social Policies, told a press conference that it is “illegal” for health care facilities funded...
  • Italian Government Must Act Fast to Save Eluana: Prominent Italian Lawyer

    11/23/2008 11:53:01 AM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 279+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/21/08 | Hilary White
    ROME, November 21, 2008 ( – Some hope still exists to save Eluana Englaro’s life, but the government must move quickly to overcome political differences and act, a prominent Italian lawyer today told today. The greatest hope to save the life of Eluana Englaro is to have the Italian government pass an emergency measure defining food and water as a human right, and not medical treatment, he said. While a group of pro-life advocates have brought a request for a hearing on the subject to the European Court of Human Rights, such an attempt, he said, will almost certainly...
  • Italian (Hospice) Nuns Refuse to Kill Eluana (will not remove her feeding tube)

    11/17/2008 12:26:00 PM PST · by NYer · 51 replies · 3,272+ views
    LifeSite ^ | November 17, 2008 | Hilary White
    MILAN, November 17, 2008 ( – The nuns who run the hospice in which Eluana Englaro has been living for 14 years have refused to carry out the court order to remove her food and hydration tube. On Friday, the highest court of appeals of Italy upheld a previous court’s ruling that Eluana Englaro, the young disabled woman who has been in a state of diminished consciousness since being in a car accident in 1992, may be killed by the removal of her food and hydration tube. In a letter published in yesterday’s Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian...
  • Vatican rejects 'right to die' after Italian court ruling

    11/16/2008 11:25:27 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 504+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/15/08 | AFP
    ROME (AFP) - The Vatican on Friday firmly condemned an Italian court decision allowing a father to remove his comatose daughter from life support, saying "the right to die does not exist." "Life is sacred, the right to die does not exist," the Vatican's "health minister" Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan said in an interview published by the Italian daily La Stampa. On Thursday, Italy's highest appeal court upheld an earlier ruling that doctors could stop artificially feeding Eluana Englaro, 37, as it had been proven that the road accident victim's coma was irreversible. "To stop giving food and drink to...
  • Terri Schiavo's Family Condemns Ruling Allowing Killing of Eluana Englaro

    11/13/2008 4:20:50 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 2,835+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/13/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy ( -- The brother of Terri Schiavo is condemning the decision handed down today by an Italian court allowing Eluana Englaro's father to starve her to death. Englaro went into a coma after an accident and her father wants to remove her feeding tube and starve and dehydrate her to death.The painful death will be similar to the 13 days without food and water that Schiavo endured before her death.Terri's brother, Bobby Schindler, told that he thinks the court should not have allowed the Englaro's father to remove her basic care."Today’s ruling will clear the way...
  • Court Grants Italy Father Right to Kill Eluana Englaro

    11/13/2008 2:05:38 PM PST · by julieee · 7 replies · 436+ views ^ | November 13, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy -- The highest court in Italy has granted the right to a disabled woman's father to kill her via euthanasia by
  • Removal of Food and Hydration from Italian Woman “Monstrous and Inhuman Murder”: Vatican Prelate

    11/12/2008 3:40:48 PM PST · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 662+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/12/08 | Hilary White
    ROME, November 12, 2008 ( – A high-level Vatican official has warned an Italian court that to allow the removal of Eluana Englaro’s feeding tube is a “monstrous and inhuman murder.” Englaro, 36, was severely injured in a 1992 car accident that left her in a state of minimal consciousness. She can, however, breathe on her own and is not on a ventilator; her “life support” has consisted of assisted feeding and hydration. Her father, Beppino Englaro, has been petitioning courts to remove his daughter's assisted nutrition and hydration since 1999.The Court of Cassation in Rome, Italy’s highest appeals...
  • Pro-life Advocates Rally in Rome for Italian “Terri Schiavo”

    11/10/2008 3:45:48 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 185+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/10/08 | Hilary White
    ROME, November 10, 2008 ( – With a verdict expected this week by the Italian high court in the case of Eluana Englaro - who some are calling the "Italian Terri Schiavo" - pro-life Italians from up and down the peninsula held a torchlight rally in front of the Palazzo di Giustizia (Palace of Justice) in Rome on Saturday night. The Catholic action group, Militia Christi, organised the rally to show support for Eluana. Demonstrators held torches, flags and banners, attracting attention of passing traffic and tourists on the historic Ponte Umberto, which spans the Tiber directly in front of...
  • Italian Doctors Appeal to Court to Not Subject Eluana Englaro to Euthanasia

    07/29/2008 4:16:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies · 130+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/29/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy ( -- A group of leading doctors have sent the Italy attorney general a letter asking that the European nation do more to help prevent Eluana Englaro's euthanasia death. Englaro is the subject of the latest battle similar to the one Terri Schiavo's family waged to prevent her former husband from denying her food and water.Englaro has been in what doctors term a vegetative state for 16 years following an automobile accident in 1992 and has received food and water through a feeding tube.Beppino Englaro, Eluana's father, has been seeking the right to remove the feeding tube and...
  • Court Upholds Food and Water for Eluana Englaro, Italian Terri Schiavo

    10/08/2007 3:40:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 1,054+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/8/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Milan, Italy ( -- An Italian court has denied a request by a disabled woman's father to remove her feeding tube and authorize her death by starvation and dehydration. Eluana Englaro has been a coma for 15 years after an automobile accident seriously injured her and, this year, her father asked a Milan court for permission to remove her feeding tube. This isn't the first time Englaro's case had been in court. In April 2005, the Italian Supreme Court confirmed a lower court ruling to keep her feeding tube in place. That case had also been brought by Englaro's father,...