PHILADELPHIA, July 12, 2019 / — The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is grieving with Vincent Lambert’s parents on this sad day. The death of Vincent Lambert is tragic as he suffered a needless and inhumane death despite his parent’s willingness to provide him the basic care and unconditional love he deserved.
Vincent’s death was eerily familiar to what happened to Terri Schiavo; a disabled non-terminal adult who simply needed help receiving food and water. However, the French courts ruled Vincent to die, and he was denied food and water, which led to starvation and dehydration until he died after nine days.
“What we are witnessing is the increasing power of a global euthanasia mentality,” reflected Bobby Schindler, President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network. ”
“And that primary reason is, in essence, the attitude that we need a way to remove undesirable persons whom those in power decide have a ‘quality of life’ insufficient to justify their existence. In practice, the right to euthanasia will always be primarily a right for the state to euthanatize its most vulnerable citizens.”
Schindler continued, “Vincent has touched and will continue to touch countless lives and our love for him matters. He will remain forever a witness to the truth that human life is precious, and that we are all members of one human family. Vincent’s loving, courageous, and outstanding parents have already ensured that politicians, judges, and governments will have a more difficult time attacking the next Vincent Lambert and his story will save many others from a similar fate.
“Vincent’s precious life will always shine brightly, even after his death, and he will be remembered as a child of God and as a chosen instrument that will remind us that the unspeakable injustice of intentional killing of persons with disabilities must stop.”
The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network upholds human dignity through service to the medically vulnerable.
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