14-Year-Old Girl Begs Chilean President To Let Her Commit Suicide; Her Reasons Will Make You Cry
Valentina Maureira is a Chilean 14-year-old who suffers from cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease that can cause respiratory infection. Her older brother lost his battle with cystic fibrosis when he died at the age of six.
The teenager is on a waiting list to receive a lung transplant; but it hasn’t been prioritized.
In the video, Ms. Maureira requests a meeting with Chilean president Michelle Bachelet. The girl begs the president to allow her to undergo euthanasia, so she could stop suffering and sleep forever.
A government spokesperson has said that euthanasia is illegal; and hence Ms. Maureira’s request has been denied.
Should Valentina be allowed to die? I would love to read how you feel about it in the comments.