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Italian clinic in right-to-die case raises doubts

Italian clinic in right-to-die case raises doubts

Italy's health minister says the clinic hosting a woman at the center of a right-to-die case may not be the appropriate facility, suggesting the government may try a new approach to keep her alive.
Minister Maurizio Sacconi says the "La Quiete" clinic in Udine is not the hospice called for in a Milan appeals court ruling allowing for Eluana Englaro's feeding tubes to be removed.
The 38-year-old woman has been in a vegetative state for 17 years; her father won a decade-long court battle to remove her feeding tubes, saying it was her wish.
Sacconi's comments Sunday suggest the center-right government may try to challenge actions undertaken at La Quiete.
The government hopes to pass legislation forbidding food and water from being suspended.


Updated : 2021-10-28 10:46 GMT+08:00