Jimena Latorrenational deputy of Together for Change, spoke in Fontevecchia mode for Radius Profile (FM 101.9) and stressed that his illness is not an impediment: “I never considered quitting work.” He also stressed the importance of passing the bill to legalize euthanasia practices since it is a “right enshrined in the autonomy of the will, freedom and respect for life.”
What is it like today to carry out the task you have going through cancer treatment?
– Treatment is chemotherapy, I have to do 6 sessions and I have done two. The treatment has ugly and hard days, but later he recovered the normality of life and routine as well. Obviously the rhythm is set by my body and the treatment, but I never considered stopping work and I love what I do. My work is a fortress that gives me emotional balance and psychological, which is what I need to face this disease. From the first moment I try, day by day, to order my obligations without failing to fulfill them but at this new pace.
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Is the word labor therapy valid here? Is keeping your homework medicine for the soul?
– Yes , I love my job. Now I am in Mendoza, there are some activities that I can do from here. I am participating in the public hearings, for the price of tariffs and energy. There are other tasks that are in Buenos Aires and coordinate according to how I feel, if I can travel or not. My team helps me a lot and keep doing it keep me emotionally stable. The medical team has recommended it to me as part of going through this that will last a long time and they told me that they need me strong and firm. 70% of the cure for cancer is something you have to work on yourself, that’s why I work with a psycho-oncologist and I put strength to get ahead.
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You intervened in the law of euthanasia and death say, what is the difference between euthanasia and dignified death?
– Yes, we presented the project together with Alfredo Cornejo last year and this year they have just presented it in the Senate. The dignified death law is a misnamed passive euthanasia. Euthanasia requires an active role. What today is allowed is to reject interventions or medical assistance on which life depends such as a ventilator or treatment. What we propose in the project of Good Death because it is what the word euthanasia means etymologically, is that the patient can request that euthanasia practices be practiced on him and with that the main requirement is that it be given in cases of incurable diseases or ailments or irreversible, incompatible with human dignity. Establishes a procedure to determine the will of the patient and is in charge the verification of a multidisciplinary commission that establish deadlines and the expression of will for them to confirm, ratify or withdraw.
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One was moved by a famous act by Alain Delon who asked to be able to perform euthanasia. What generated that request and if you find a connection with your bill?
– Yes, there are few countries where it is legalized Euthanasia. When we presented the project, we did it together with a Mendoza jurist, Daniel Otropolsky, who is well known on the subject. When one listens to a patient with a terminal and degenerative disease with no possibility of improvement and relief, when curative medicine has failed and palliative medicine too, because they suffer from unrelieved suffering, one listens to them with the will to die with dignity and since the law is not in force, they die in agony. When they are listened to and express their desire to be able to decide when to leave and not continue suffering, it is very unfair in the face of the objections of those who oppose this right. enshrined in the autonomy of the will and freedom and respect for life, if we understand death as the final part of life. The arguments against the euthanasia law are moral and beliefs of each individual in their privacy but there is no legal reason to impose on those who suffer to live against their will in those circumstances.
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Former President Mauricio Macri complained about the approval that the legislators of Together for the Change gave him to the law for palliatives against AIDS. At the same time, he said that he had to take care that the Radical Civic Union does not mark the field for him. What is your opinion about this review?
– Those assessments of the law that was approved, I think in particular, I don’t know if it refers to some personalities within radicalism or to the party in general. Beyond that it may have felt like a “mark the field”, radicalism has principles and values that are part of the identity. It should not be taken as a question of power within a coalition in which we have nuances and it is not the first time that in Together for Change we have voted differently. This does not threaten unity of the coalition. There are principles linked to the party’s values and I don’t think that should be a reason for any harshness.
In your case, being suffering from cancer, does it allow you to see the world and legislate in a different way?
– Without a doubt. When we presented a project and I had to travel, the passport that I had to use was that of the sick. that you gives another perspective on everything. You see life from another place and it affects your sensitivity and plays a role in the decisions you make. I will not judge the sensitivity of the former president, that is something he will have to say. But if I tell you that in my case the sensitivity regarding the ailments and the need for support from any illness affects me.
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