Europe was left in shock after the European Court of Human Rights decided that the 11-month Charlie Gard should be pulled off life-support. This decision enraged people across the world, because everyone hoped that the baby would be given a second chance. This was a deadly strike against human freedom, and it’s sad how this poor baby have to pay for it.
Charlie Gard is diagnosed with Mitochondrial Depletion Syndrome, and the decision of the European Court of Human Rights was more like a death sentence to his family. His parents were devastated after receiving the ruling, and they can’t get over the fact that their terminally-ill baby is left without any choice.
The story of Charlie Gard is a clear example of a dysfunctional healthcare system. This is common in countries where the government controls health care.
According to the latest reports, Charlie’s parents should provide “new and powerful evidence” and actually convince the judge that their son should be kept on life-support. Charlie had the chance of receiving an experimental treatment, but the judge won’t accept the idea of giving him a chance. The next hearing is scheduled for Thursday at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
“There is not a person alive who would not want to save Charlie. If there is new evidence, I will hear it. If you bring new evidence to me and I consider that evidence changes the situation…I will be the first to welcome that outcome,” Judge Francis said.
What kind of a person do you have to be to demand such thing? Judge Francis literally obliged Charlie’s parents to give him a reason that would keep their baby alive. It’s sad, desperate, and terrible.
Let’s not forget that Charlie’s treatment won’t cause a thing, because he has the opportunity to be treated in the US with the help of private donations.
What do you think about this? Do you think the judge will give Charlie a second chance? How will the whole thing end? Will the baby survive the battle against his condition and the healthcare system in UK?
(h/t Fox News)