(LifeSiteNews) – France’s Terri Schiavo, Vincent Lambert, is not dead yet. While the mainstream press has been rejoicing these last few days over a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decision declaring his family’s appeal inadmissible, a thunderclap has occurred.
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) this Friday requested the French government to take measures to avoid implementation of the recent decision of the Council of State asking that Lambert be deprived of food and fluids and deeply sedated until death.
Technically speaking, Vincent Lambert, 42, a tetraplegic man who has been in a minimally conscious state for eight years since he underwent brain injury in a car accident has gained a reprieve.
It could even be called a stay of execution for this man who is neither at the end of his life nor dependent on extraordinary medical treatment to stay alive. CONTINUE