Paola Chiarella

Sensitive Law and someone elses’s body: some reflections on assisted dying

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Keywords: Medically Assisted Dying, Cappato case, Advanced Directives, Self-Determination, Protestant-Catholic Bioethics.

of Fabiano Antoniani (DJ Fabo) has rekindled the discussion about the right to die. This paper offers an overview of the fierce debate concerning this bioethics issue. The study analyzes first the legal framework concerning the end of life (which finds a partial legal regulation in the Law n. 219/2017) and its cultural background. Then it compares the Protestant and the Catholic options that offer two different solutions. In the last part, the paper gives an insight into the recent judgment of the Italian Constitutional Court that ruled as not punishable aiding suicide under certain conditions. If current law recognizes the possibility to establish in advance one’s own will concerning medical treatments, at the same time, it does not allow medically assisted dying. Therefore, the Parliament is called to provide a specific legal answer.

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