Judge Rules Baby Cannot be Taken to Israel, Must be Put into Palliative Care

(The JC) – A High Court judge has ruled that a seriously ill two-year-old girl, Alta Fixsler, should be put into palliative care, agreeing with lawyers for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust that “there was no prospect of her ever getting better”.
On Friday, Mr Justice MacDonald, sitting in the Family Division of the High Court, put paid to the hopes of Alta’s strictly Orthodox parents, who had wanted to take their daughter to a Jerusalem hospital for further treatment. 
Alta, who suffered a brain injury at birth, is unable to breathe, eat or drink without medical intervention. The Manchester hospital told the court that she is unable to experience pleasure, but could experience pain and distress. CONTINUE