By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This appeared at First Things July 12, the day after Vincent Lambert was dehydrated to death. Vincent Lambert is dead. The forty-two-year-old Frenchman, who breathed his last yesterday in Reims, didn’t die by accident. It wasn’t “his time.” He died slowly, over nine days, by forced dehydration—a demise that …Continue reading "Of Vincent Lambert and ethical rubicons"
By Taylor Hyatt Policy Analyst & Outreach Coordinator, Toujours Vivant (Not Dead Yet) Vincent Lambert died recently. For the past few weeks, all eyes have been on the French courts as they determined his fate. Mr. Lambert was severely injured in a car accident in 2008. Various news reports described him as “quadriplegic” with a …Continue reading "Vincent Lambert: Death by discrimination"
By Michael Cook Vincent Lambert, the brain-damaged French man who was in a state of impaired consciousness for 11 years while his family fought over his medical care, died on Thursday at 8:24am. After getting approval from a court, doctors stopped giving him food and water. It took him nine days to die. Although his …Continue reading "Vincent Lambert died on Thursday at 8:24am"
By Christophe Foltzenlogel Editor’s note. Mr. Foltzenlogel is a legal expert with the European Center for Law and Justice. This appeared at the European Centre for Law & Justice. The determination of Vincent Lambert’s parents to save their son’s life, despite his heavily disabled condition, arouses admiration but also a lot of misunderstanding and contempt. …Continue reading "10 reasons why Vincent Lambert should live"
France’s highest court rules that doctors can remove hydration and nutrition By Michael Cook Vincent Lambert, the 42-year-old nurse who became a quadriplegic in a “vegetative state” in 2008, will soon die. France’s highest court ruled that his food and water should be removed. The Cour de Cassation overruled an appeals court which had directed …Continue reading "Vincent Lambert is going to die"
By Jeanne Smits June 28, 2019 – The French Court of Cassation has decided that Vincent Lambert, France’s Terri Schiavo, must die. At the end of a whirlwind procedure, it published its arrest of cassation at 5 p.m. Friday in Paris, agreeing with the French state that the administration had in no way violated the …Continue reading "France’s top court decides brain-damaged Vincent Lambert must die"
By Michael Cook Last week, in a case which has divided France as Terri Schiavo’s did in the US, a Frenchman who has been in a vegetative state for more than 10 years had a last-minute reprieve from dying after doctors turned off his life support. It was turned back on pending further deliberations in …Continue reading "The ‘affaire Vincent Lambert’ is a test of the nation’s commitment to the disabled"
By Jeanne Smits REIMS, France, May 20 — Vincent Lambert has been saved once again thanks to the last, desperate attempt of his lawyers who assailed three courts this Monday after he was given sedatives and his feeding tube was pulled in order to lead to his death. It was the Paris court of appeal …Continue reading "BREAKING: ‘Miracle’: New court decision orders hospital to halt starvation of Vincent Lambert"
By Dave Andrusko Early this morning Vincent Lambert was placed in an “end-of-life” process, meaning he is now being deprived of both food and water. Unless there is a miracle, the 42 year-old Lambert will die, primarily of thirst, in the next few days. Lambert’s family is bitterly divided. His parents are adamantly against withdrawing …Continue reading "Vincent Lambert is being starved to death as final appeals fail"
By Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent April 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – At long last, there is hope for Vincent Lambert. France’s “Terri Schiavo,” whose feeding tube was supposed to been pulled a few days ago has gained a reprieve. A doctor, Vincent Sanchez of the University Hospital of Reims, north of Paris, had previously decided that …Continue reading "France’s ‘Terri Schiavo’ gains a reprieve"
By Dave Andrusko My apologies. Last week I saw this story from the Sun Daily updating the courageous fight to save Vincent Lambert but inadvertently neglected it until today. There is not a lot of new information in the story, and while incomplete, what there is, is hugely important. Last October when we last reported …Continue reading "Fate of brain-injured man in hands of hospital, French court rules"
By Dave Andrusko When last we reported on Vincent Lambert, doctors at a hospital in the northern French city of Reims announced , in an unexpected turn, that they had postponed withdrawing food and water from the severely brain-damaged Lambert. He’d been gravely injured in a motorbike accident in 2008. It was the latest twist …Continue reading "Court uphold doctors’ decision to feed and hydrate severely brain-injured Frenchman"