A European death panel has ruled that baby Charlie Gard must die.
President Trump and Pope Francis say NO!
Excerpt from The Atlantic
Charlie Gard was born with a rare genetic condition and has suffered from brain damage and loss of muscle function. After British doctors advised his parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, that they should end life support for the terminally ill 10-month-old, they raised nearly 2 million dollars to transfer Charlie to the U.S. for experimental treatment. But three separate British courts intervened, siding with medical specialists who said that further prolonging treatment would cause the baby “significant harm.” In June, the European Court of Human Rights weighed in on the parents’ final appeal. They lost. Charlie would be taken off of life support.
Since then, the global reaction has been chaotic, with leaders from the pope to the president of the United States weighing in on the case.
Europeans have an amazingly unbelievable tolerance toward despotism. It’s a right under natural law for people to try to save the life of their child.
Little Charlie Gard is no more useless than the mud parasites that the governments of Europe are importing in the name of “inclusion.”
Why is it not possible to include a small white boy, even if it turns out that he too ends up a parasite.
First, the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life issued a statement, seeming to side with the European courts. “We must also accept the limits of medicine and … avoid aggressive medical procedures that are disproportionate to any expected results or excessively burdensome to the patient or the family,” wrote Vincenzo Paglia, the body’s president. While people should never deliberately end a human life, he added, sometimes “we … have to recognize the limitations of what can be done.”
Then the pope weighed in—and said almost exactly the opposite. Francis “is following with affection and sadness the case of little Charlie Gard and expresses his closeness to his parents,” a Vatican press office statement said. “For this he prays that their wish to accompany and treat their child until the end is not neglected.”
On Monday, President Trump added his support with a tweet supporting Charlie and his family.
I don’t trust the Pope’s sincerity since Ann Barnhardt has revealed his diabolical narcissism, typical of the sodomite. However, the move by Trump is exactly what you would expect.
Recall that Trump has been on Twitter since 2009. He has a long record of weighing in on all sorts of issues. He also is known for his concern for doing the right thing.
Charlie’s case touches on some of the most sensitive moral and political questions about the role of the state at the end of life. The decisions of the European courts represented the final word on whether Charlie’s parents could pursue treatment in the U.S., and after the ruling, Yates and Gard claimed the hospital had denied permission for them to take Charlie back to their home to die. Yates and Gard have framed the medical dispute as “Charlie’s fight,” developing a large social-media following as they chronicled their effort to pursue further treatment for their son. The case also has religious dimensions: On their instagram page, Yates and Gard documented their celebration of their son’s baptism and showed him clutching a pendant of St. Jude, the Catholic figure most often associated with hospitals and medical care. Media in the U.K. have followed the Gard family’s case closely and the court orders to end Charlie’s life have been fiercely criticized by conservatives in the U.S. and abroad.