Italy He committed his first assisted suicide this Thursday. A 44-year-old man who has been paralyzed for 12 years after a car accident last November after obtaining permission from the Italian Constitutional Court.
‘Mario’, the quadriplegic nickname used by the Italian media to refer to the case, died this Thursday morning after receiving a lethal injection at his home, thus becoming the first Italian to gain access to assisted suicide. The country, as reported by the Luca Coscioni Association, an organization that advocates for the legalization of euthanasia.
The medical-assisted suicide procedure, Dr. It was carried out under the medical supervision of Mario Riccio. It was ‘Mario’ pressing with the only finger he could move. An infusion pump injected the deadly drug into his arteries.
“I’m not denying that I’m sorry to say goodbye to life, it would be wrong and a lie if I said otherwise because life is wonderful and we only have one. But unfortunately that’s how it happened. I did everything possible to be. I can live as well as I can and try to heal as much as possible. I’m working from my disability, but now I’m mentally and physically tired”, ‘Mario himself said in a letter he shared before his death, and Luca Coscioni detailed it. Association declared. “I do not have a minimum of autonomy in my daily life, I am at the mercy of events, I am dependent on others for everything, I am like a ship drifting in the ocean. (…) We defended ourselves with the Luca Coscioni Association. I am proud and honored to be with you. Now I’m finally free to fly wherever I want“, added.
Until now, those who wanted to die by assisted suicide in Italy had to go to Switzerland, where they were allowed. In addition, the Vatican and right-wing parties have vehemently opposed any euthanasia laws in recent years. But despite such pressure, 1.2 million Italians signed a petition in 2021. forcing a referendum in favor of euthanasiabut in the end it was not carried out as the Italian Constitutional Court declared that such a law should be submitted by the Lower House.