French court approves ending life support for quadriplegic

This is AI generated summarization, which may have errors. For context, always refer to the full article.

Photo by Francois Guillot / AFP

France’s top administrative court approved on Tuesday, June 24, the ending of life support for a 38-year-old quadriplegic in a vegetative state, despite his parents’ wish to keep him alive. The State Council approved the recommendation of the Vincent Lambert’s doctors to stop providing intravenous food and water which is keeping him alive. The decision is supported by the patient’s wife and 6 of his 8 siblings, but is opposed by the Lambert’s conservative Catholic parents and two siblings. Lambert has been a quadriplegic since a 2008 car crash. The decision could still be halted by the European Court of Human Rights which is also looking into the mater. France legalized passive euthanasia in 2005.

Read the full story on Rappler.

Add a comment

Sort by

There are no comments yet. Add your comment to start the conversation.

Summarize this article with AI

How does this make you feel?

Download the Rappler App!