There are many issues that we’ve foreseen when it comes to socialized medicine. Take for example the parents of Charilie Gard, who live in The United Kingdom. They want to bring him to The United States to seek treatment for a rare disorder he has called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome.
But their court found it more fitting to deny their request and instead have decided to have the young child taken off life support.
As written for BizPacReview.com by Michael Dorstewitz:
This was brought horribly home Tuesday when two British parents lost their final appeal to save the life of their terminally ill child.
It ruled that 10-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare disorder called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome should be removed from life support.
The court that made the final ruling in the matter was the European Court of Human Rights, though it’s unclear which human’s rights it was upholding.
Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, planned to take him to the United States — their last hope — for experimental treatment. But those hopes are now dashed by the court’s ruling. Instead of releasing Charlie to his parents, it ordered that he be taken off life support.
Below the parents describe that they can’t live without knowing they’ve tried everything to save their son. They maintain they would not be wanting to try experimental treatment if he were suffering in pain on a daily basis, but maintain he has been quite comfortable. And they should know — they’re the parents!
“The domestic courts concluded that it would be lawful for the hospital to withdraw life-sustaining treatment because it was likely that Charlie would suffer significant harm if his present suffering was prolonged without any realistic prospect of improvement, and the experimental therapy would be of no effective benefit,” a press release from the court announcing the decision said, according to CNN.
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