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Saturday, July 1, 2017
Court Rules To Kill Baby Denying Parents The Right To Pay For Surgery
This article appeared in
the conservativedailypost on June 29th. This should interest those who were unsure of Obama's intentions for his namesake "healthcare" plan. Ed.
Charlie Gard is a ten-month-old baby
who suffers from a rare, crippling disorder called mitochondrial DNA depletion
syndrome. Baby Charlie is condemned to die. But not because of his condition.
No, Charlie will die because a judge ordered that he should.
Great Ormond Street Hospital for
Children, where Charlie is currently being treated, released
a dismal statement after the ruling.
“Our thoughts are with Charlie’s
parents on receipt of this news that we know will be very distressing for them.
Today’s decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) marks the end of
what has been a very difficult process and our priority is to provide every
possible support to Charlie’s parents as we prepare for the next steps.”
Charlie lives in Britain. The
desperately ill child is being treated through the county’s socialized medicine
program. Doctors at Great Orson decided that Charlie’s illness was too grave to
hope for recovery and he should be removed from life support.
Charlie’s parents had different ideas.
The couple scoured the world until they found a specialist in America willing
to administer an experimental treatment. They raised over $1 million for the
procedure. They weren’t asking Great Orson to continue to care for the child,
they only wanted him to be released so they could take him to America.
The hospital refused. Shocked, the
family turned to the courts for help. This week, they learned that their
attempt to save their baby had failed. A judge ruled that Charlie had a right
to die with “dignity,” something that apparently couldn’t happen if he was
treated in America.
Abortion is hard enough for many
people to swallow. But this, the premeditated murder of a nearly one-year-old
child, is horrific.
“Today the European Court of Human
Rights Court has by a majority endorsed in substance the approach by the
domestic courts and thus declared the application inadmissible. The decision is
final. The case concerned Charlie Gard, a baby suffering from a rare and fatal
genetic disease. In February 2017, the treating hospital sought a declaration
from the domestic courts as to whether it would be lawful to withdraw
artificial ventilation and provide Charlie with palliative care,” the ECHR
wrote in an official statement.
“Charlie’s parents also asked the
courts to consider whether it would be in the best interests of their son to
undergo experimental treatment in the US. The domestic courts concluded that it
would be lawful for the hospital to withdraw life-sustaining treatment because
it was likely that Charlie would suffer significant harm if his present
suffering was prolonged without any realistic prospect of improvement, and the
experimental therapy would be of no effective benefit.”
The treatment proposed for Charlie is
experimental. The court is not justified in saying that there wouldn’t be any
benefit. Probably there wouldn’t be, but it’s not impossible that the Americans
have stumbled upon a cure. Charlie’s parents deserve to be allowed to try
everything in their power to save their baby.
“The domestic court decisions had been
meticulous…The domestic courts had concluded, on the basis of extensive,
high-quality expert evidence, that it was most likely Charlie was being exposed
to continued pain, suffering, and distress and that undergoing experimental
treatment with no prospects of success would offer no benefit, and continue to
cause him significant harm.”
Surely letting Charlie die is also
exposing him to significant harm and suffering. His parents know that taking
him to America is a Hail Mary that may not work. However, if Charlie stays in
the hospital, he will die and if he’s allowed to undergo treatment he might
die. His parents want the best option for him. It sucks that all of the choices
are so bleak, but just because a couple of administrators don’t believe in
Charlie’s chances it doesn’t mean that hid parents have to give up hope as