Demand UK Allow Terminally Ill Baby to Travel to US

Francis Osborne
July 12, 2017

A British court on Monday gave the parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard a chance to present fresh evidence that their terminally ill son should receive experimental treatment.

Judge Nicholas Francis gave the couple until Wednesday afternoon to present the evidence and set a new hearing for Thursday in a case that has drawn global attention.

The terminally ill British infant's parents have been fighting to take the baby to the USA for experimental treatment, but the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where the child is admitted, refused to release him.

The evidence came from researchers at the Vatican's children's hospital and another facility outside of Britain, AP reported.

U.S. President, Donald Trump and Pope Francis both offered to help the family last week, while U.S. hospitals said that they might be able to help the child.

The infant, widely known as Baby Charlie, suffers from a rare genetic condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and has left him with brain damage and unable to breathe without a ventilator.

Parents of Charlie Gard, Connie Yates and Chris Gard pose for the media ahead of delivering a petition with more than 350,000 signatures to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, Sunday, July 9, 2017.

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Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan demanded immediate resignation of the prime minister. He said there were many lacuanas in the report and the same would be highlighted before the court.

Modi said: "Charlie's situation is heartbreaking for his parents, and hard for everyone involved, including the doctors and nurses looking after him". Connie Yates reportedly asked the judge.

Courts have ruled that the treatment may cause suffering.

"He is our son". After the hospital's refusal, the parents filed a case in the European Court of Human Rights that ruled June 27 the boy could not be taken to the USA and should be removed from life support. "Until you're in this situation, you don't understand the power of hope", she said.

Armstrong claimed that Francis' previous decision against the parents' request in April raises questions about his capability to hear the latest case fairly, though the judge insisted he very strongly wants Gard to live.

I am not going to rake over facts, the judge said, adding he would analyse the case calmly and fairly.

"There are now seven doctors supporting us from all over the world - from Italy, from America, from England as well", Yates said Sunday when she arrived at the hospital.

"As a mother, I could not stand by as Charlie's parents so bravely fought to seek life-saving care for their son", Foster continued. -- This story has been corrected to show that the surname of the CEO of Americans United for Life is Foster, not Glenn.

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