Update: UK Courts Deny Lifesaving Treatment to Baby Girl Born with Mitochondrial Disease

(LifeSiteNews) — In another devastating blow from the UK court system, a judge has ruled that a baby girl born with a mitochondrial disease may be taken off life support due to the degenerative nature of her condition.

On Friday, Mr. Justice Peel declared that seven-month-old Indi Gregory could be denied lifesaving treatment for her incurable illness, citing the “significant pain” she suffers, “a very short life span [and] minimal engagement with the world around her.”

Indi was born on February 24 with multiple irreversible conditions, including two hydroxyglutaric aciduria, which causes progressive brain damage, ventriculomegaly that traps spinal fluid in the brain ventricles and Tetralogy of Fallot, making up several heart defects. CONTINUE