Friday, December 1, 2023

A Galician mother has appealed to the court to prevent the euthanasia

A mother requested, through the Spanish Foundation of Christian Lawyers, that the court prevent the euthanasia of her 54-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was young.

The Foundation reported this through a statement in which it explained that it went to court, representing the mother, who lives with her daughter in Santiago de Compostela, and that, in response to her behavior, “it is contrary with euthanasia applied”, which was initially scheduled for this Thursday afternoon.

The organization requested precautionary measures from the court, within the framework of a complaint against the University Hospital of Santiago and the Commission for the Guarantee and Evaluation of Euthanasia of Galicia.

They did this by understanding that the requirements for him to receive euthanasia were not met and they asked, based on what the parent said, that he was in “unbearable pain” as, as they assured Europa Press, the report of the aforementioned commission continues. endorse the procedure.

In addition, they indicated that on Wednesday the mother was informed by Sergas’ representatives that her daughter would be euthanized the next day. On this day, when the doctors went to take the girl to the hospital, the mother did not open the door for them to prevent them from accessing, confirmed Christian Lawyers.

From the aforementioned foundation they alleged that the mother had a power of attorney in which she represented her daughter, although they pointed out that she did not request her childlessness.


When contacted by Europa Press, the Department of Health indicated that the protocol will be implemented. “The obligation of the public administration is to inform and go through the judicial process,” they said.

In addition, they emphasize that there is a guaranteed commission and that all requests are “studied in a concrete, individual and complete way.” “Also, every patient has a responsible doctor.”

In this case, they emphasized that it was a procedure that was “initiated, requested and desired by the daughter.” “He is a competent patient and the benefit is endorsed by the commission, he reiterated his desire to continue the procedure of his responsible doctor,” said the Xunta.

On the other hand, they insist that, if there is “any obstruction to the continuation of the desired procedure”, as in the case, the court is informed “so that the action can continue.”

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