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Eluana Englaro dies suddenly as Italian parliament debates her fate

February 09, 2009

Eluana Englaro, the comatose woman at the center of a heated "right to die" debate in Italy, died suddenly on February 9-- even as the Italian parliament discussed emergency legislation that might have saved her life. [See today's earlier CWN headline report.] Although her feeding tube had been removed last Friday in accordance with a court order, Englaro's death came as a surprise; her doctor has said that her physical health was good, and she might live for two weeks before succumbing to starvation. Her quick death will raise new questions about her treatment in the clinic to which she was taken last week.


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