Last week, we reported on the case of 11-month-old British baby Charlie Gard, who is suffering from a rare genetic disorder and having life support taken away despite pleas from his parents due to a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights.
Since then, both President Trump and Pope Francis have offered their help. Trump is going to discuss the matter of Charlie’s life with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the G20 Summit in Germany today, while Pope Francis has offered the Vatican’s pediatric hospital for care of the baby. If the Vatican cannot help, an unnamed hospital in the U.S. has offered to treat Charlie free of charge.
Whether Charlie lives or dies, this case is important in determining who has the ultimate say about the life of a child, the courts or the child’s parents?
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