Parents prepare to return to return to court over sick baby

The Truth About The Hospital In The Charlie Gard Case

The Truth About The Hospital In The Charlie Gard Case

The parents of terminally ill infant Charlie Gard said Monday that they would end the legal battle for their son's experimental therapy in the USA, choosing to avoid what could have been a further legal setback in the British courts.

The decision by Charlie's parents to stop pursuing care overseas comes days after staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), where Charlie is being treated, were targeted with death threats for their stance on the case.

Connie Yates and Chris Gard desperately want him to go home to die, but Armstrong said the hospital had raised objections, "despite having said in April that there were no obstacles to Charlie being flown to the US".

Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition which causes progressive muscle weakness.

His parents - Yates and her partner, Chris Gard, - have battled for months to take Charlie to the United States for an experimental treatment they believed would improve his condition. Last week, the American doctor, Dr. Michia Hirano, finally had a chance to examine Charlie and now agrees with British doctors that there's no reason to try this experimental treatment.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis are among many people who have weighed in with views.

Ms Gollop said hospital bosses wanted to fulfil Charlie's parents' "last desire".

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Mr Armstrong added that GOSH, where he has been in intensive care since October, "says it won't stand in the parents' way yet is putting up obstacles". The experts recommended taking him off life support. After Tuesday's hearing, the High Court would decide whether Charlie would be sent home with his parents.

Charlie - who suffers from a rare genetic condition causing progressive muscle weakness and brain damage - would turn a year old on August 4, but his parents believe he "unfortunately won't make his first birthday". The hospital had suggested a hospice option.

They said practicalities were of the "greatest importance" but that Charlie's parents had proposed no clear plan.

A British law professor argued in the Guardian on Monday that parents ultimately have no rights when it comes to raising their children.

Greg Burke, the Holy See press officer, said July 24 that "Pope Francis is praying for Charlie and his parents and feels especially close to them at this time of huge suffering".

Judge Nicholas Francis, who has dealt with the emotionally draining case for months, said the sensitive issues cried out "for mediation" - not for the ruling of a judge. The London hospital opposed that, saying it would not help and cause Charlie suffering.

Addressing the question arguably at the core of the Charlie Gard case, Francis J laid out the circumstances in which the parents' autonomy over their own child can and must sometimes be overridden by the state, in the form of its medical services, this intervention supervised by the courts.

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