Tag Archives: infanticide

UK: Charlie Gard, sentenced to death by regime, dies

Source: ABC News

“Charlie Gard, the terminally ill British baby at the center of a legal and ethical battle that attracted the attention of Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump, died Friday. He was one week shy of his first birthday. Charlie suffered from a rare genetic disease, mitochondrial depletion syndrome, which left him brain damaged and unable to move his limbs or breathe unaided. A family spokeswoman, Alison Smith-Squire, confirmed Charlie’s death on Friday, a day after a judge ordered that he be taken to a hospice for his final hours. … Charlie’s parents raised more than 1.3 million pounds ($1.7 million) to take him to the United States for an experimental medical therapy they believed could prolong his life. But Charlie’s doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London objected, saying the treatment wouldn’t help and might cause him to suffer.” (07/28/17)


Big libertarian questions

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“‘This raises some very big libertarian questions,’ said Nigel Farage yesterday. About what? The ‘rights of parents against the state.’ The outspoken Brexit supporter and former leader of the UK Independence Party was referring to Charlie Gard, the sick, dying 11-month old British baby, whose parents sought to take to the United States for an experimental medical treatment. But the hospital and the British government pooh-poohed any likelihood of success and said, ‘No.’ That’s when Charlie’s parents went to court, fighting for seven months for the right to simply try to save their child’s life. Now, after those months of delay, even that remote medical hope has faded away.” (07/26/17)


UK: Judge to decide if baby Charlie Gard can die at home

Source: USA Today

“A British judge is expected to decide Wednesday whether terminally ill baby Charlie Gard can go home to die. Chris Gard and Connie Yates — the 11-month old infant’s parents — on Monday ended a months-long legal battle to take him to the United States for experimental treatment. … His parents want the High Court judge to grant them their ‘last wish,’ for their son to die at home in west London. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in the British capital, where Charlie has been cared for since he was admitted in October, say he should remain at the hospital or be taken to a hospice due to the difficulties of providing him with the appropriate care at home. The hospital has not given an indication when it will turn off his life-support machines.” [editor’s note: Those doctors went to court to PREVENT Charlie from receiving care, and are now just engaged in spiteful warfare on his parents for defying their AUTHORITAH. They should have no voice whatsoever in the matter – TLK] (07/26/17)


UK: Charlie Gard’s parents end legal fight against state’s insistence on infanticide

Source: Telegraph [UK]

“Charlie Gard’s parents have ended their legal fight over treatment for the terminally-ill baby. Chris Gard and Connie Yates announced their decision as a High Court judge was preparing to oversee the latest round of a five-month legal battle. … [Barrister Grant] Armstrong said Charlie’s parents had made a decision following the latest medical reports and scans. Mr Armstrong said damage to Charlie’s muscle and tissue was irreversible. ‘The parents’ worst fears have been confirmed,’ he said. ‘It is now too late to treat Charlie.'” (07/24/17)


UK: US doctor meets Great Ormond Street medics concerning Charlie Gard

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The US doctor who has offered to treat terminally ill Charlie Gard has attended a meeting at Great Ormond Street Hospital to decide whether he should travel to America for therapy. Dr Michio Hirano will discuss Charlie’s condition with doctors treating him and independent specialists. Great Ormond Street has given Dr Hirano an honorary contract giving him the same status as its own physicians. It means he can examine Charlie and has full access to his medical records. The visit has been arranged as part of the latest stage of a court fight, brought by Charlie’s parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard, from Bedfont, south west London, over whether he should be given experimental treatment in America.” (07/17/17)


Saving Charlie Gard

Source: Acton Institute
by Anne Rathbone Bradley

“The case of 11-month-old Charlie Gard continues to garner international attention and pleas for his life from Donald Trump and Pope Francis. Cases like Charlie’s, while exceptional and rare, are important because they establish precedents regarding the relationship between the individual and the state. When we think about it in this way, Great Ormond Street Hospital — which has been the target of much criticism — is actually almost an incidental player. The London children’s hospital is responding to the rules of the game — the institutional legal structure — and we can expect it to act according to the incentives those rules set forth. Institutions and incentives also play a key role in creating an environment where Charlie’s case can have a happier ending — where human ingenuity can be freed to achieve disease prevention and cure.” (07/12/17)


UK: Charlie Gard’s parents temporarily leave court after judge claims they support state’s infanticide scheme

Source: CNN

“The parents of baby Charlie Gard stormed out of Britain’s High Court Thursday amid an emotional hearing as they fight to take him to the United States for experimental treatment for a rare genetic disorder. At a preliminary hearing Monday before the judge who first heard the case, Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, were given two days to submit new written evidence regarding the viability of having Charlie treated abroad with experimental nucleoside therapy. … about two hours into Thursday’s hearing, Charlie’s parents abruptly left the court after disagreeing with a comment by the judge. Yates interrupted Francis as he said that the parents had said they would not want to prolong Charlie’s life in its present state, only if there was hope of improvement. ‘I never said that!’ she exclaimed from her seat behind her barrister. The judge attempted to clarify that one or other of the parents had said it, but both rose and left the court, which paused for lunch a short time later.” (07/13/17)


US pols push to give Charlie Gard family residency

Source: Fox News

“House lawmakers are pushing to grant legal U.S. residency to terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard and his family so they can seek treatment in America — a development that comes as a London court granted the family a brief reprieve. ‘Let’s give him a fighting chance,’ Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, told ‘Fox & Friends.’ Gard suffers from a form of mitochondrial disease, a rare genetic condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage. His parents want him to be sent to the United States for experimental therapy — Wenstrup and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., say they’ll introduce a bill to grant the family legal permanent residence, presumably easing their path to seeking life-saving treatment in the U.S.” (07/10/17)


UK: May leaves door open for allowing infant to be treated abroad instead of murdering him

Source: Fox News

“Prime Minister Theresa May left the door open for the terminally ill infant Charlie Gard to receive treatment outside the United Kingdom, as hospitals in the U.S. and the Vatican offered to take him. May told the House of Commons Wednesday that she understands that the 11-month-old’s parents are in an ‘unimaginable situation’ and are trying to do what’s right for their child, but that in cases like this doctors are forced to make ‘heartbreaking decisions.’ … Gard is suffering from a rare genetic condition that has damaged his brain and left him unable to breathe without assistance. His parents have said they want to take him to the U.S. for an experimental medical treatment … However, a succession of judges backed specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London who’ve said the therapy won’t help Charlie and may cause him to suffer.” [editor’s note: The “heartbreaking decision” of whether or not to “allow” the parents to seek treatment elsewhere is not those doctors’ decision to make – TLK] (07/06/17)


Trump offers help to baby UK regime intends to murder

Source: ABC News

“President Donald Trump offered to help a terminally ill British baby on Monday, saying on Twitter that ‘if we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.’ Charlie Gard suffers from a rare genetic condition and is unable to breathe unaided. Last week, his parents lost a legal battle to take him to the U.S. for trial therapy. His parents and a London children’s hospital said Friday that the 10-month-old boy will be given ‘more time’ before life support is withdrawn. White House spokeswoman Helen Aguirre Ferre said that members of the Trump administration have spoken to Gard’s family.” (07/03/17)