Released from the civil commitment of a perfect father, and from the gasp of the democratic part of the Country that does not tolerate the illegal invasion of the State in force a person therapies not wanted to prolong the agony.”
Così the senator Ignazio Marino, president of the parliamentary Commission of inquiry on the national health Service, remember to ADNKRONOS SALUTE the story of the Englaro a year after his death. “The debate on the law for living wills – says Marino – then it was over.
And in the Hall of the Senate hò the approval of a law against the freedomà of choice, trampling on the principle of self-determination of the individual.
The most recent authoritative survey poll (Italy Report 2010, Eurispes), confirms that the 81,4% of the italians is in favour of a law establishing, in Italy, the living will, while 74.5% of the citizens do not share the assumption that the doctor can oppose the willà expressed by the patient in advance statements of treatment”.
If the law on living wills, now to an examination of the social Affairs Committee of the Chamber, were approved without changes with respect to the text dismissed from the Senate, “the Country – according to Marino – it will struggle to accept it: the rules against the scientific evidence and the libertà the individual against the freedomà of choice on the suspension of hydration and nutrition, artificial, against the vincolatività of advance statements of treatment, against the fundamental right to continue or suspend some of the therapies”.
At this point, the senator of the Pd advocates that to Parliament, “the dialogue is open, frank and free from ideological constraints. Just così – concludes – there can be a shared path and you canò a hope of a law, thanks to which each of us is free to choose.”
Page published on 03 February 2010