(LifeNews.com) – Hospitals and governments now are deciding whether sick children should be given a chance at life, as is evident in the case of British infant Charlie Gard.
Charlie suffers from a rare mitochondrial disease, and his parents want to take him to the United States for an experimental treatment. They raised more than $1 million for his care, and said they want to give Charlie every chance at life.
Chris Gard and Connie Yates said they know the chance of the experimental treatment working is slim, but they want to try anyway for their son’s sake.
But so far, the courts and hospital have refused to allow them to transfer their son to another hospital for the treatment. Two weeks ago, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the hospital can remove Charlie’s life support and allow him to die. However, last week, the hospital agreed to consider new evidence involving Charlie’s condition before taking him off the ventilator.
Basically, some medical experts believe Charlie would be better off dead. Lawyers for the hospital argued in court that allowing Charlie to continue living is “inhuman.” CONTINUE