US Lawmakers passed an amendment yesterday granting permanent residence status to the terminally ill Charlie Gard and his parents should a UK court allow the family to travel to the US to pursue experimental therapy.
The parents of Charlie Gard, the 11 month-old baby who is dying of a mitochondrial disease in a London hospital, were horrified to learn that the court appointed lawyer who has been representing their son in court is the chairman of the pro-euthanasia group, Compassion in Dying. Read the rest…
During a second day of hearings, Justice Nicholas Francis, the judge presiding over the case of Charlie Gard, an 11 month old baby who is dying of mitochondrial depletion syndrome, has agreed to allow a New York doctor to examine the child to assess the efficacy of further treatment before rendering his decision on July 25.
Sky News is publishing a minute-by-minute blog on today’s court proceedings involving 11 month-old Charlie Gard, including the dust-up between Charlie’s parents and the judge as well as testimony from a US expert who describes the kind of treatment he is proposing to improve the boy’s life.
NOTE: Important update at end of article.
A British High Court is reconsidering the case of Charlie Gard, the 11 month-old infant who is dying of a rare mitochondrial syndrome, after researchers at the Vatican’s Bambino Gesu hospital provided additional evidence that new therapies could help the child.
The Vatican’s Bambino Gesu pediatric hospital in Rome is offering to take in 10 month-old Charlie Gard, the British infant who is suffering from a terminal disease in a UK hospital that has won the right to discontinue his life support. Another hospital in the U.S. has also offered to take in the child and treat him free-of-charge.
In a statement released today, Pope Francis is asking that the desire of the parents of 10 month-old Charlie Gard, who is dying of a rare disease, ans who wish to take him home to die, be permitted to care for their child as they wish until the natural end of his life.
The 10 month-old baby boy who has been at the center of furious fight for the right of his parents to determine the child’s fate, will have his life support terminated today.