Apparently, contrary to what I said in my previous post, Charlie Gard is still alive. I apologize for the error.
There’s been one additional development that reinforces my feelings about the whole situation. The infant’s parents have now not only been denied the opportunity to bring him to the United States for treatment. Their request to take him home before he dies has also been denied.
Let me emphasize that bringing the infant to the United States would have been funded by the parents, and that the request to take the infant home was made after all treatment options had been ruled out.
Absent a demonstrable failure by the parents to act in their child’s best interest, which has not even been suggested as far as I know, state action depriving the parents of their right to make decisions about their child’s care is inexcusable. I know I’m not the only one who thinks so.
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