Here’s another face of socialized medicine that liberals don’t want you to see. A couple wanted to bring their sick child to the United States for a longshot treatment, but European authorities said, ‘NOPE, we’re just gonna pull the plug on the kid!’
From the Daily Mail:
The parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard are ‘utterly distraught’ and facing fresh heartbreak after losing their final appeal in the European Court of Human Rights.
Chris Gard, 32, and Connie Yates, 31, wanted to take their 10-month-old son – who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage – to the US to undergo a therapy trial.
Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, where Charlie is being cared for, said they wanted him to be able to ‘die with dignity’.
But the couple, from Bedfont, west London, raised almost £1.4million so they could take their son to America but a series of courts ruled in favour of the British doctors.
How horrific is that? How is that “dignity” when the parents want to try to save him and they have the money?!
The ECHR “final” decision condemns Charlie Gard to death despite experimental treatment in the US. Final time we heed them on human rights. pic.twitter.com/kXf3TavaKv
— Justin Barrett (@JustinBarrettNP) June 28, 2017
And yet the Europeans just love to brag about how great their health care is.
It comes after specialists at Great Ormond Street said therapy in the US is experimental and will not help and added that life support should stop.
And after losing legal battles in the UK, Charlie’s parents were hoping judges in Strasbourg, France, would come to their aid.
But on Tuesday afternoon, the ECHR rejected a last-ditch plea and their ‘final’ decision means the baby’s life support machine will be switched off.
The ECHR announced the application to the court by the parents was ‘inadmissible’ and added that their decision was ‘final’.
I just don’t understand what the reasoning would be for such a decision, or how they could do this.
May little Charlie rest in peace.
— R.I.P little fighter (@SaveCharlieG) June 25, 2017