In France, as always happens in other European countries and not in these cases, the debate on the end of life is rekindled. Triggering the case and the controversy is the human story of Vincent Lambert, a quadriplegic man who has been living in a vegetative state for ten years now. Although Lambert's parents did not give their consent, the doctors decided not to feed or hydrate the patient anymore. The news comes from the Hospital of Reims, where Vincent Lambert is currently located, and was given by the French media.
Controversy about the end of life in France, the case of Vincent Lambert who indigns and moves
Controversies about the end of life in France. Vincent Lambert, following a tragic car accident in 2008, reported extensive brain damage that doctors say is irreversible. Precisely because of this dramatic occurrence, Lambert has been living in a chronic vegetative state for about 11 years and the doctors would have decided to interrupt the treatment, suspending the nutrition and hydration regularly supplied to man in these years. The decision made by the doctors was approved by his wife, six brothers and Vincent Lambert's nephew. His parents, believing Catholics, are firmly opposed. Just yesterday they paraded, together with 200 people, outside the Reims Hospital to ask that their son not be killed.
Controversy about the end of life in France, speaks Vincent Lambert's mother
It was Vincent Lambert's mother who revealed what was happening to her son, who was hospitalized at the Hospital of Reims. "They are killing him, without having told us anything, they are monsters," the woman said according to BFM-TV. Not only. The woman claimed to have learned of such important facts concerning her child only this morning and via email. Even Jean Paillot, the family lawyer, expressed himself on the subject, calling "an absolute scandal" what is happening.