Recent news about a court decision to allow the withdrawal of life support off a young girl who has in been in a coma for 16 years. The Catholic Church is crying euthanasia and stirring flak against the girl’s father who made the court appeal.
I personally find it difficult to draw the lines in the Euthanasia debate, especially on religious and moral grounds.
From the Straits Times:
ROME – ITALY’S highest appeal court on Thursday cleared the way for the removal from life support of a woman who has been in a coma for 16 years, the ANSA news agency reported.
The court upheld a July ruling by a lower court in Milan that doctors could stop artificially feeding Ms Eluana Englaro, 37, as it had been proven that the road accident victim’s coma was irreversible.
The Roman Catholic Church has made Ms Englaro a symbol in its campaign against mercy killings and demanded that she be kept alive.
- Euthanasia ruling draws Vatican rebuke
- Italian man wins the right to end the life of his daughter after 16 years in coma