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Court Issues Death Sentence to Young Quadriplegic Man

The International Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (ICRPD) has issued a death sentence to a young quadriplegic Frenchman whose life support will now be officially withdrawn and will begin the slow process of killing him.

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Italian Nuns Refuse to Carry Out Court-Ordered Euthanasia

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer

Last week the highest court of appeals in Italy ruled that the family of a woman who was left in a diminished state of consciousness after a car accident in 1992 can remove her food and hydration tube, thus ending her life. However, the nuns who run the hospice where the woman lives have refused to carry out the order.

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