It takes real skill for the New York Times’s progressive propagandists to frame the case of baby Charlie Gard in terms that comfort the sensibilities of their readers. After all, the state requiring the death of an infant whose parents dearly love him and have the means to seek experimental treatment (thanks to donations) looks really, really bad. Even worse, the underlying logic justifying state intervention to kill the baby is utterly unpalatable if spoken aloud, as Daren Jonescu explains today elsewhere on these pages.
Get it? The parents were doing fine, on their road to emotional recovery, “getting ready ‘to say the final goodbye.’” All was swell until the pope and the president stuck their noses in. The problem isn’t the state wanting little Charlies to die, the problem is the outside interference ruining the wise path chosen by representatives of the all-seeing, all-knowing infallible state.