Thank god for them letting her die rather then keeping her a vegetable.
I wholeheartedly agree. Its unnatural how they keep these ppl alive on a drip feed. If i were to go into a vegitative state for more than a year with no hope of recovery i hope that i would be left to a natural death.
The Senate interrupted the debate and observed a minute’s silence as a mark of respect. After the silence came recriminations. “She didn’t die. She was killed,” Gaetano Quagliarello, a centre-right senator, shouted, while others screamed “murderers, murderers” towards the Opposition benches.
Heh, and I thought American politicians were divided. :rolleyes: My Spanish teacher actually brought this up earliier today as they were trying to rush through the bill to outlaw the euthanasia. Seriously, that woman died a long time ago. It's not right to keep her in such a state. In my opinion it is disrespectful to life.
I posted this because I think it's a shame to use/abuse persons as excuses in our polithical/moral/religious struggles. I have catholic heritage so I understand the points of that kind of circles about euthanasia, abort, etc, etc, etc, but sometimes we must draw a line, it's a simple concept of empathy for the suffering of others.
This girl died 17 years ago, she loved life, she said her parents she didn't wanted to live like a vegetal. Is so hard to understand?
Yeah, Flyboy1942, this has been a bloody polithical mess at Italy, the last years
So who was trying to keep her alive? Who was paying for all these years of care? Don't get me wrong I certainly don't want the government to make a job out of killing the sick but 17 freaking years? Madness.
That's what you get when religion is in politics. Sais 'Hi' to our Catholic Italian friends down there. ;) Terry Schiavo wasn't exactly the same case, but the way Bush handled it in his time was imo also based on his religious upbringing.
Yep, agreed. One of the many things I disagreed with Bush on (hint hint lobo).
Lainer;4800689So who was trying to keep her alive? Who was paying for all these years of care? Don't get me wrong I certainly don't want the government to make a job out of killing the sick but 17 freaking years? Madness.
who?, well, the medics are tied to the Hipcrates promise, but the politicians can free them of that madness, proxy judges, etc, etc, etc...you know?, the classic path of improvement of our societies.
This was an immoral circus, no moral school, no religion, nobody can justify this madness...but they do, don't ask me, I can't understand it.
I didn't make it!
This sort of thing can get dangerous. There are people that have woken up after spending decades in a coma.
Then there's some other issue like the fact that persistent vegetative states are extremely hard to diagnose. In fact, according to this study mis-diagnosis is extremely common: