Women in Italian right-to-die case dead: report

Mon Feb 9, 2009 2:44pm EST
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ROME (Reuters) - Eluana Englaro, the 38-year-old comatose woman who was at the center of an Italian right-to-die case, died on Monday night, politicians said.

A minister announced her death in Senate, which was debating a law that would have forced the clinic where she was hospitalized to resume feeding her.

<p>Car accident victim Eluana Englaro, who has been in a coma for 16 years, poses in an undated family photo in Lecco. REUTERS/Handout</p>