The ‘affaire Vincent Lambert’ is a test of the nation’s commitment to the disabled

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 …

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BREAKING: ‘Miracle’: New court decision orders hospital to halt starvation of Vincent Lambert

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 …

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Vincent Lambert is being starved to death as final appeals fail

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 …

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France’s ‘Terri Schiavo’ gains a reprieve

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 …

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Fate of brain-injured man in hands of hospital, French court rules

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 …

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Court uphold doctors’ decision to feed and hydrate severely brain-injured Frenchman

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 …

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Video shows brain-injured Frenchman, condemned to starvation death, responding “very strongly” to court verdict

By Dave Andrusko Yesterday NRL News Today reported on the case of Vincent Lambert, a 38-year-old Frenchmen who was severely brain injured in a 2008 motorcycle accident. The European Court of Human Rights had ruled that food and water can be withdrawn from Lambert but his parents vowed not to give in. According to the …

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European court authorizes starvation and dehydration of severely brain-injured man

Parents vow to fight decision By Dave Andrusko The parents of Vincent Lambert say they will appeal a decision of the European Court of Human Rights that food and water can be withdrawn from their son, who was severely brain injured in a 2008 motorcycle accident. The family has split over Mr. Lambert’s care, according …

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European Court of Human Rights stops the dehydration death of Vincent Lambert

  By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On June 24, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ordered France to continue providing food and water to Vincent Lambert, a man who was injured in a motorbike accident in 2008. The decision by the European Court of Human Rights came hours after …

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