Eluana Englaro has died.
The Italian prime minister- after consultation with the Vatican- issued an emergency decree stating that food and water couldn't be suspended for any patient depending upon them, reversing an earlier court ruling. On issuing the emergency decree, Berlusconi declared: "This is murder. I would be failing to rescue her. I'm not a Pontius Pilate."
"Justifying his campaign to save Englaro's life, the prime minister added that, physically at least, she was "in the condition to have babies", a remark described by La Stampa newspaper as "shocking"."
Honestly, what a fucking cruel joke, 'in the condition to have babies.' How? How? By raping her? By impregnating her body when her mind is no longer available to give or refuse consent. What a disgusting clown that man is. Women are just baby making vessels to him. Alive or not, cognisant or not.
How can anyone look at this poor woman and her family and not see it as anything but a mercy to let her die. How can it be turned into a political circus?
The Vatican's "health minister", Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán, expressed the hope that "The Lord would receive her and pardon whoever has brought her to this point." The Roman Catholic hierarchy has vigorously backed the Berlusconi government's efforts to thwart what it claimed was an attempt to introduce euthanasia into Italy by the backdoor.
Revive her? If such a deity existed he had 17 years to revive her and didn't bother to do so. The woman was dead. She died in a car crash in 1992. Poor Beppino, her father, I hope he is allowed to grieve in peace.
And as for that cretin Berlusconi, may his balls wither and die on the vine long before his brain.
Labels: Italian mercy.