This goes back to the difference between the USA and the rest of the world. In the US, parents make the decision for what medical choices to pursue for their children. In the UK and other countries with socialized medicine, the “death panels” decide. #DeathPanels #Obamacare #SocializedMedicine Via the AP:
The British parents of a terminally ill baby, facing another court hearing on his condition and care, said Sunday they are hopeful he will receive the experimental treatment that previous rulings have prevented.
“If he’s still fighting, we’re still fighting,” said Connie Yates, the mother of 11-month-old Charlie Gard. Yates and Charlie’s father, Chris Gard, spoke outside London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, where the baby is in intensive care and on life support.
The baby’s parents have received support from Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump, but Charlie’s future remains in the hands of British courts charged with determining what is best for him.
“He’s our son, he’s our flesh and blood. We feel that it should be our right as parents to decide to give him a chance at life,” Yates, carrying a petition signed by some 350,000 people supporting the couple’s quest, said. “There is nothing to lose, he deserves a chance.”