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. Section 25f of 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):
Please intervene to protect the life of Vincent Lambert.
He is a person with a disability who requires a feeding tube, like many other people with disabilities.
He is not otherwise dying and does not require any medical treatment, only basic care, including food and fluid.
The lives of people with disabilities need special protection before the law, even when a spouse disagrees.
Please protect Vincent Lambert’s life.
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