Protect Vincent Lambert's Life
On May 20, the hospital in Reims France, where Vincent Lambert is living, began to deeply sedate him and withdraw the tube that provides him food and water. Later in the day, a Court of Appeal in Paris ordered that he continue to receive food and fluids.
On Friday, June 28, France’s highest court overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal in Paris and now Lambert is once again being sedated and dehydrated to death.
Lambert, who has been living with a cognitive disability since a motorcycle accident in 2008, breathes on his own and does not require medical treatment, only requires basic care, including food and fluids. His wife petitioned the court in 2015 to have food and fluids withheld while his parents have been trying to save his life.
A few weeks ago, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of People with Disabilities petitioned the French government to prevent Vincent Lambert from being killed by dehydration. They stated that Lambert's death by dehydration contravenes his rights as a person with disabilities. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities requires nations to:
25(f) Prevent discriminatory denial of health care or health services or food and fluids on the basis of disability.
I am signing this petition to French President Emmanuel Macron urging him to intervene in the case of Vincent Lambert, who is a person with a disability.
Lambert is not dying and therefore withholding food and fluids will cause him to die of dehydration.
No human being should ever be intentionally killed by euthanasia by dehydration.
Protect Vincent Lambert's life.
Letter to President Emmanuel Macron (IN ENGLISH):
I am writing to you because you are the only person with the power to intervene.
In April 2018, during your speech at the Collège des Bernardins, (a French Catholic academy) you said this:
"You consider that our duty is to protect life, especially when this life is defenseless. From the life of the unborn child, to the person on the threshold of death or the life of the refugee who has lost everything, you see this common trait of destitution, nakedness and absolute vulnerability. "
You are the only person who can prevent the murder of Vincent Lambert.
Vincent Lambert is not at the end of his life, he is disabled. A person is in the process of being killed on account of his disability.
Surely you do not want to be remembered as the President of the Republic who reinstated the concept of euthanasia for the most vulnereable?
You can still save Vincent Lambert.
A courageous gesture from you to protect and defend life will be recorded for posterity.
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This petition is...
Monsieur le Président, sauvez Vincent Lambert