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Chile government rejects 14 year-old's plea for euthanasia

(The Philippine Star) - February 27, 2015 - 5:00am

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's government is rejecting an ailing 14-year-old girl's plea to let her "sleep forever."

Cystic fibrosis sufferer Valentina Maureira posted a YouTube video shot from what appeared to be a hospital bed asking President Michelle Bachelet to let allow her euthanasia.

It quickly circulated widely on social media.

Presidential spokesman Alvaro Elizalde said Thursday that although "it's impossible not be overcome by emotion with the girl's request, it's impossible to grant her wish" because it's not allowed under Chilean law.

AILING ALLOW ALLOWED ALTHOUGH ALVARO ALVARO ELIZALDE GIRL IMPOSSIBLE PRESIDENT MICHELLE BACHELET VALENTINA MAUREIRA
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