French coma patient Vincent Lambert, who is kept alive via artificial support in a hospital in Reims. His wife and doctors have sought a “passive” form of euthanasia for him, but Lambert's parents have fought several legal battles to keep their son on life support. Photo: AFP French coma patient Vincent Lambert, who is kept alive via artificial support in a hospital in Reims. His wife and doctors have sought a “passive” form of euthanasia for him, but Lambert's parents have fought several legal battles to keep their son on life support. Photo: AFP
French coma patient Vincent Lambert, who is kept alive via artificial support in a hospital in Reims. His wife and doctors have sought a “passive” form of euthanasia for him, but Lambert's parents have fought several legal battles to keep their son on life support. Photo: AFP

French lawmakers approve ‘continuous sedation until death’, but not euthanasia

French coma patient Vincent Lambert, who is kept alive via artificial support in a hospital in Reims. His wife and doctors have sought a “passive” form of euthanasia for him, but Lambert's parents have fought several legal battles to keep their son on life support. Photo: AFP French coma patient Vincent Lambert, who is kept alive via artificial support in a hospital in Reims. His wife and doctors have sought a “passive” form of euthanasia for him, but Lambert's parents have fought several legal battles to keep their son on life support. Photo: AFP
French coma patient Vincent Lambert, who is kept alive via artificial support in a hospital in Reims. His wife and doctors have sought a “passive” form of euthanasia for him, but Lambert's parents have fought several legal battles to keep their son on life support. Photo: AFP
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