(Breitbart) – The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard are dropping their legal bid to send him to the United States for experimental treatment.
Speaking in court, the baby’s mother claimed her son was “not brain dead” and said her son could have lived a normal life if treatment had been offered earlier and was not withheld by courts.
Lawyer Grant Armstrong had revealed the parents – Chris Gard and Connie Yates – were withdrawing their appeal to court orders saying Charlie’s treatment should end.
However, Mr. Yates told the court “a whole lot of time has been wasted” and argued that treatment would have improved his chances of life. “This is the hardest thing we have ever had to do but we’ve decided to let our son go,” she added.
Mr. Armstrong told Mr. Justice Francis shortly before that “time had run out” for the 11-month-old baby, and the couple cried at London’s High Court as the announcement was made. The court was due to make a decision on Tuesday, but proceeding will no longer continue. CONTINUE