Doctor Eric Kariger (C), Chief of Palliative Medicine at the Reims CHU hospital, speaks to journalists after the verdict in a judicial case at the Council of State (Conseil d'Etat) in Paris, June 24, ... more 
Doctor Eric Kariger (C), Chief of Palliative Medicine at the Reims CHU hospital, speaks to journalists after the verdict in a judicial case at the Council of State (Conseil d'Etat) in Paris, June 24, 2014. France's top administrative court ruled on Tuesday that doctors should be allowed to take a tetraplegic man off life support after nearly six years in a coma, siding with his wife in a case that has revived a debate about euthanasia. The Council of State ruled that doctors had the right to end the medical support that has kept Vincent Lambert, brain-damaged and in vegetative state, artificially alive since a motorbike accident on the way to work plunged him into a coma in September 2008. The verdict follows a heart-rending battle between Lambert's wife Rachel, seeking to let the former psychiatric nurse die, and his parents, who took legal action last year to halt plans by his doctors to do that. REUTERS/John Schults (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH MEDIA HEADSHOT) less 
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Tue, Jun 24, 2014 12:32 PM EDT