The health company verifies the conditions of a patient for access to assisted suicide, in 'implementation' of the "Cappato ruling" of the Constitutional Court. This was ordered by the Luca Coscioni Association, the Civil Court of Ancona after the complaint proposed by a 43-year-old quadriplegic from the Marches, immobilized for ten years for a road accident and in irreversible conditions.
Previously, the 43-year-old - assisted by the lawyers of the college of lawyers for freedom - had been denied by the health authority (also for the verification of the conditions) and by the judge, the request for assisted suicide.
"After 10 months, Mario (invented name) will finally be subjected to the verification of his conditions that make aiding in suicide not punishable". This is the comment of the lawyer. Filomena Gallo, secretary of the Luca Coscioni Association and coordinator of the defense board that assists a 43-year-old quadriplegic from the Marche, after the provision of the college of the Court of Ancona which 'overturns' the court order and orders the health company to ascertain the conditions of the patient, after obtaining the opinion of the territorial ethics committee, to access assisted suicide. "Mario took 10 months, passing through two hearings and two sentences, to see his right respected, in his conditions. - adds Gallo - it is not possible to force the Italians to such double agony. A law is needed.For this reason, in the face of a paralyzed Parliament deaf even to the calls of the Constitutional Court, a referendum is necessary "." Throughout the summer - he announces - we will ask Italians to join the battle of Mario, and of other people who want to be able to choose how die, but they are forced to travel abroad or to end their lives in a pain they do not want to endure "." Throughout Italy we will have to collect 500 thousand signatures between July and September - he remembers - is the only possibility to legalize euthanasia in this legislature, otherwise we will not talk about it again for 3 or 4 years, in the optimistic hypothesis that in the next Parliament there is a favorable majority. We are getting a surprising response, despite the silence of "official" politics,- he concludes - and we aim at the 10 thousand availability of volunteers indispensable to achieve the goal of the 500 thousand signatures to be delivered to the Court of Cassation on September 30th ".