The Bioethics Observatory classifies the death of Vincent Lambert as an objectively euthanasic act

Complete text. The death of any human being is always dignified, because dignity is intrinsic to human nature. The Bioethics Observatory https://www.observatoriobioetica.org/ at the Catholic University of Valencia considers that “the death of Vincent Lambert following the withdrawal of hydration and nutrition is an objectively euthanasic act since, although he suffered severe brain damage, he…

Caso Lambert: vía libre para la muerte por desconexión del tetrapléjico que divide a la sociedad francesa

Fuente Fue un fallo jurisdiccional: El Tribunal de Apelación no tiene competencia en el caso Lambert. Eso dice el Tribunal de Casación dando la razón a los recursos del Estado y del hospital de Reims. Eso implica que “desde ahora”, en palabras del abogado de la mujer del paciente, pueden cesar toda hidratación y toda alimentación…

The Vicent Lambert: The UN Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities calls for euthanasia decision to be suspended

On 4 May 2019, the UN International Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – to which the matter was referred by Vincent Lambert’s parents – asked France to suspend, “as a precautionary measure,” the decision to stop Vincent Lambert’s hydration and nutrition “while this case is investigated on its merits“. “Although we…

Euthanasia drops by 7% in the Netherlands in 2018.

By Richard Egan, researcher with the Australian Care Alliance The latest annual report on euthanasia and assisted suicide from the Netherlands shows that in 2018 the number of reported deaths by euthanasia decreased – for the first time since legalisation – to 6126 (a 7% decrease from 6585 cases in 2017). Dutch deaths by euthanasia for 2018 include…

Belgium euthanized 3 children aged 9, 11 and 17

When Belgium extended euthanasia to children in February 2014, by eliminating the age limit for lethal injection, we had hoped that no child would die in this manner. The first official child euthanasia in Belgium was reported in September 2016. The 2017 Belgian euthanasia data showed that the number of euthanasia deaths continues to increase,…