Colombian Martha Sepúlveda will pass away at 7 am on Sunday, October 10th. Because her life was hell after being diagnosed as having ALS, she is happy about this.
Mexico City (proces.com.mx).-Colombian Martha Sepúlveda will pass away on Sunday, October 10th at 7 am, and she is very happy about it.
Federico, Federico’s 22-year-old son, told BBC that his happiness comes from the court’s approval for euthanasia to end Federico’s life. This is “just hell.”
While euthanasia in Colombia was legalized in 1997, it was not made law until 2015. The Constitutional Court granted permission to euthanize people who have experienced “strong physical or mental pain” as a result of incurable injuries and illnesses in July 2015.
This is the case for Martha Sepúlveda, who is 51 years old and was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with a three-year prognosis. Due to the extension of court’s jurisdiction, he will become the first person to be put to death this Sunday.
Federico stated that his mother didn’t anticipate him lying in bed as someone with ALS.
She shared that she was optimistic about her diagnosis but her legs began to lose their strength and she needed assistance to do various walks at home.
She started to have difficulty getting dressed, going to the bathroom and showering at the start of the year. It is possible to have difficulty eating or brushing teeth.
Federico told him that he would fight to end the suffering of his father. His son stated that paradoxically, his victory brought back his life.
Her son said, BBC Mundo: “My mother is calm because they told her she might be killed because her life is just hell.”
In an interview with Caracol TV, Martha Sepúlveda said that since she was authorized to die in a dignified manner, “I laugh more and sleep more peacefully.” “In my case of lateral sclerosis, yes. For me, the best thing is to go to sleep.
Martha is a Catholic. “I believe I am a very, very Christian. God doesn’t want me to suffer.”
The Colombian Conference of Bishops wrote to Martha Sepulveda asking her to reconsider the procedures that she had hoped to use this Sunday.
“Martha! I ask that you calmly reflect upon your decision. He said that he hopes that, if the circumstances allow and they are not subject to media harassment, they will not hesitate in suffering the pain of him or his family and promoting euthanasia for violent countries. Francisco Antonio Ceballos Escobar is the Chairman of the Anglican Committee for the Promotion and Defense of Life.
The religious person also asked Catholics to pray for Madame Martha, her husband, her family, and all those who are involved in her decision-making process.