Reims, France, Jul 2, 2019 / 13:01 pm
Doctors have said they will begin to remove intravenous feeding tubes from Vincent Lambert, though his parents have asked international authorities to intervene to avoid the death of the man, who requires artificial life support due to a severe injury.
"Vincent is not at the end of his life, he is not a vegetable," his mother Viviane Lambert asked the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva July 1, Radio France International reports.
"I beg you, help us," she said. "Without your intervention, my son, Vincent Lambert, will be euthanized because of his mental handicap." She said it would be discriminatory to deprive a disabled person of food and drink.
"He sleeps at night, wakes up during the day, and looks at me when I talk. He only needs to be fed through a special device and his doctor wants to deprive him of this so that he can die, while legal experts have shown that this is not necessary," she said, according to Reuters.