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European Court Backs French Decision to Remove Life Support

In a closely-watched case with implications far beyond France, Europe’s top rights court has backed Friday an earlier French ruling to take a man in a vegetative state off life support, but the battle is not over. Whether to take 38-year-old Vincent Lambert off life support has bitterly divided his family and France ever since 2008. That is when a car accident left him severely brain damaged and a quadriplegic. He has been in a vegetative state ever since, hospitalized in the Champagne...

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