Conference against euthanasia remembers Eluana Englaro
Pro-life leaders and anti-euthanasia activists were meeting in Rome on Wednesday to
remember the death of Eluana Englaro, a severely disabled woman who died after her
father, was successful in having her feeding and hydration treatment removed.
case was widely publicized as Italian politicians took opposing sides in the matter,
and many Church officials pleaded for her life to be spared.
“The case of
of Eluana Englaro was a clear case of there being a judicial fiat here in Italy, a
little bit like the Terry Schiavo case in the United States, where the judges ruled
she could be starved and dehydrated to death,” says the acting director of Human Life
International’s Rome office, Joseph Meaney.
He told Vatican Radio the conference
will highlight a law currently circulating the Italian Parliament which would ban
all euthanasia in the country.
“Patients must be given nutrition and hydration
as the minimum of ordinary care in medical treatment,” he said.
to the full interview by Charles Collins with Joseph Meaney: