2009-02-04 18:41:42

Life and Death in Modern Society

(04 Feb 09 - RV)Eluana Englaro spent her first full day in a private clinic in the northern Italian town of Udine.  The woman, who has been in a coma for 17 years, was brought there yesterday by her father, who wants her feeding tube removed so she will die.  The clinic says it will remove the tube either Friday or Saturday. RealAudioMP3

Euthanasia is illegal in Italy, and the government says it is investigating the case.  The President of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care, Cardinal + Javier Lozano Barragan,  said in an interview with the newspaper La Repubblica  that to withdraw food and water from her means only one thing, and that is deliberately killing her. 
Meanwhile, the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, says the case turns a black page for Italy.
The Director of the Rome Office of Human Life International, Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro, says pro-life groups are trying to save Eluana:

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