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Of materialize, the proposal would have to be carried out in private centres to dodge the implications of the State. A few days ago, the clinica Citta of Udine had also presented its services but had to backtrack to strong pressures received by the Ministry that threatened even with the cessation of the activity of the Centre. In the next few days you will know if the Englaro may find a dignified death for her daughter or if, on the contrary, events return to take a different direction. Meanwhile repeats the same question in the streets and in Parliament: who has the right to decide on the life or death of a person? The Church and the right-wing parties transferred that responsibility to God and speak openly of killing and immorality. On the other side, the sinistra advocates freedom of choice of the individual and their family members not to receive artificial sanitary treatments. In both arguments, human dignity is appealed to strengthen two positions in dispute and found from the times of classical Greece, although the conception of existence was different then: a bad life was not worth living. Public opinion has become known in recent years the history of some people who believed that life is a right and not an obligation. Terry Schiavo in the United States and Ramon Sampedro in Spain, as well as Eluana, have made reflect the society about what is considered a dignified death. But still lack the freedom to choose is not understood. Only time and the evolution of consciousness will decide someday if its requests were reasonable or not. David Rodriguez Seoane journalist original author and source of the article.

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