Monday, February 09, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Eluana Englaro has died
Eluana Englaro, the woman at the center of the euthanasia debate in Italy, has several days after having her fluids and food withheld from her care. It is very sad that society may find it acceptable to kill someone by intentional dehydration.
To intentionally dehydrate someone to death, who is not otherwise dying, is euthanasia. The intention of the omission is to cause death and the death results from dehydration.
It is interesting that she died of dehydration so quickly. Usually it takes 10 - 14 days to die from dehydration. The question is, what did she actually die from?
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition urges the Italian Senate to continue drafting a bill to prevent further intentional deaths by dehydration.
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