Court sentences eight-week-old baby to death

by on June 29, 2017
European Human Rights Court has given its verdict on a case of human rights that will compel a couple to allow their sick baby to die.
The parents of the baby Chris Gard and Connie Yates have been in a long legal battle to save their baby who is suffering from a serious genetic illness. The baby is currently on life support while treatment options were being considered. At 8 weeks old, Charlie was diagnosed with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome and is considered to be only one of 16 babies worldwide with this disease.
His condition is progressive and currently incurable and eventually fatal. Meanwhile, doctors are developing treatments for the various mitochondrial conditions, including the nucleoside treatment Charlie’s parents have been fighting for. Charlie’s parents prayed the court to determine if they, as parents, have the right to continue to provide medical treatments for their son or if he should be allowed to die The parents of the 10-months old baby want the court to let them use a potentially life-saving drug from the U.S. on their son.
They believed that the drug (which is still experimental), would help their son’s genetic condition rather than allow him to die as doctors have recommended. However, a June 27 ruling of the court held that the application by the parents was ‘inadmissible’. The court said that the baby was being exposed to continued pain, suffering and distress in pursuit of treatments that were unsure. It added that any additional treatment would continue to cause harm to the baby stressing that its ruling is “Final”.
“The EHRC also removed the interim measure to keep Charlie’s life support in place. A spokesman for Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Charlie has been treated since October, has told the parents that there is “no rush” to remove Charlie’s life support. The spokesman said that any future treatment will involve careful planning and discussion.”
The hospital has said that though there is a deadline in place for Charlie, they wouldn’t have to follow it exactly. The discussion and planning will take some days to work out. Meanwhile, Charlie’s parents have so far raised over £1.3 million through a GoFundMe account for his treatment. With the ruling of the court, the parents are unsure what they want to do with the money.
They plan to donate some to the U.S. hospital willing to treat Charlie, while the rest will be put into a charity for other children with similar mitochondrial conditions “so that nobody else ever has to go through what we have.” She said, “We’d like to save other babies and children because these medications have been proven to work and we honestly have so much belief in them.”
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  • Michael
    June 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    pleas believe in God he is able to do all things


  • June 29, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Please the Court should not allow this Child to die, they are not the Creator of Life. God is the Author of Life, which God is Life Himself, that child is the Property of God, no man on earth have any right to take life. If God wants that Child to die he will die, so don’t to terminate any life, let the parents do what the think best they can do.

    Let Christians around the world rise up to this situation, God can do any thing, let us all pray, let Churches around the world rise up to this Occasions, Jesus Christ is the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever, Amen!.


  • Kingsley
    June 29, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Please let no man kill an innocient child, because if he do God will hold him responsible for sheding innocent blood. Please remember the command that said, though shall not kill. God have a reason for evrey thing and nothing is impossible for him. Instead of killing the child pray for him.


  • mike
    June 29, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Comment…All what the child need is collective prayers


  • Oborode
    June 29, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Take d child to ECG church in South Africa. I believe d God of Major 1 will do something in Jesus Name.


  • pst ajiteru
    June 30, 2017 at 7:12 am

    i pray the Lord God will heal the child in Jesus Christ name. amen


  • July 1, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Let God have his way,to the parents don’t accept the killing of the child let God decides if he will leave or not so u will regret or blame your self in future,do ur best.its. Never late all things are possible even at the 99th mins


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