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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221247754
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 240
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Novelty
That He May Be the Last

Release date : 12/03/2020
In this text as intimate as it is political, François Lambert finally picks up his pen to reveal everything. Not for Vincent, because it is already too late for him, but for us : Vincent will be the last among us to pay the price for the right-to-die debate, an urgent debate that all must hear.
 
“Before everything happened, I had no opinion about euthanasia, assisted suicide, or anything concerning the right to die. I also had this idea, probably like most of us, that the job of medicine is to maintain a person’s health, until it can’t anymore. The right-to-die debate came crashing into my... “Before everything happened, I had no opinion about euthanasia, assisted suicide, or anything concerning the right to die. I also had this idea, probably like most of us, that the job of medicine is to maintain a person’s health, until it can’t anymore. The right-to-die debate came crashing into my life. When I went from being passive in discovering that Vincent had been taken off life support, to active in learning that a battle over his life had begun. Without knowing how exhausting it would be, since the law that banned unreasonable objection would actually allow some to openly object, and without any idea of how many years it would take. What was simply an overhyped minor news item became, at the moment it should have ended, a decidedly political affair. As though the debate that hadn’t taken place in the National Assembly had to take place at Vincent’s bedside.”

Before the Vincent Lambert affair, François Lambert was a filmmaker. He was not even thirty years old when his uncle Vincent fell into a coma. Five years later, some of his family members tore each other to pieces around Vincent’s right to die. To face the battle forming before his eyes, François made a complete career shift and decided to become a lawyer. He would be there for all of the trials, and would try, each time, to make another voice be heard.

In this book, he reveals the unseen side of this unequally-sided battle and invites us to take a position in the right-to-die debate in order to ensure that Vincent is the last.
 
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EAN : 9782221247754
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 240
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont