After 10 years immobilized in bed, a 43-year-old quadriplegic he was able to obtain authorization to carry out his assisted suicide.
“The Ethics Committee (of the public health service) found that the man is within the conditions established by the Council to access assisted suicide, for the first time in Italy,” announced today the Luca Coscioni Association, which has been fighting for years the introduction of a law regulating euthanasia in Italy.
The patient, whose identity was not revealed, had been requesting for more than a year that his conditions be verified to legally access a lethal drug that would put an end to his suffering.
After the first refusal of the regional service of Las Marcas (ASUR), a mediation award and the final decision of the Ancona Court, in addition to two legal warnings to ASUR, Mario finally obtained the favorable opinion of the Ethics Committee, after A group of specialist doctors will confirm that you have the right to legal access to assisted suicide.
“I feel lighter, I have freed myself of all the tension accumulated in recent years,” Mario said when he learned of the decision.