The Orwellian U.K. machine that plays god and usurps the power of parents to decide if their child lives or dies has had a change of heart. Charle Gard will be allowed to live a little longer. He might even get that treatment his parents want to pay for.
London’s Great Ormand Street Hospital has reconsidered their decision to terminate Charlie Gard because, they claim, there is new information.
Charlie, 11 months old, has a rare and debilitating genetic condition that has no cure, and the hospital had said that letting him die was the only humane option to end his potential pain and suffering, the NY Times reported. He is now paralyzed and cannot see or hear.
Charlie’s mother began raising money months ago, before he deteriorated, to bring Charlie to the United States for an experimental treatment. She asked in the video that accompanied the plea why shouldn’t she be allowed to do everything she can to save her baby’s life. Many agreed with her and she accumulate over $1.3 million, but the hospital and the EU appeals court would not allow her to make that decision.
Things changed on Friday
“Two international hospitals and their researchers have communicated to us as late as the last 24 hours that they have fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment,” the hospital said in the statement. “And we believe, in common with Charlie’s parents, it is right to explore this evidence.”
This information was known and they are being disingenuous. While the treatments might not save his life or improve it, why can’t the parents make that decision?