British Parents Not Allowed to Intervene to Save Ill Child

UK parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates have a hospitalized 10-month-old who was diagnosed at only eight weeks with a rare genetic condition that causes brain damage. They were hoping to send little Charlie to America for experimental treatment and have raised almost £1.4 million ($1.8 million) to do so through a GoFundMe account.

But the British Supreme Court and now the European Court of Human Rights ruled that baby Charlie was probably suffering pain and should have his life support removed. This week a plea from the parents to intervene in the case was denied.

It’s scary that neither the love of parents nor money for life-saving treatments can rescue a child from a messed-up legal system that literally gives a death sentence!

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