May 30, 2020

Antoni Monguilod, Parkinson's patient who claimed a dignified death dies

Antoni Monguilod, the neighbor of Malgrat de Mar (Barcelona) with Parkinson's disease who had claimed the right to a dignified death, has passed away this Wednesday, as relatives have informed Efe.

Antoni Monguilod was diagnosed with Parkinson's twelve years ago and had launched a campaign to demand that politicians legalize euthanasia to stop "suffering" and be able to die "with dignity."

Accompanied by his wife, who attended to him 24 hours a day and helped him to communicate, Monguilod, 74, had explained to Efe last July that both his wife and his four children understood him but never wanted to compromise or cause them problems.

Monguilod worked all his life as an electrician, edited the magazine Som-hi, Malgrat de Mar's local publication, and was also involved in the City Council and in the meetings of their children's schools.

The PSOE achieved in September that a bill to decriminalize euthanasia pass the first parliamentary procedure, but it has declined with the electoral advance, as it happened with another practically identical initiative debated by the Congress in June of last year at the proposal of the PSOE.

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