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European Leaders Demand Care for Charlie Gard, British Baby Forced Off Life Support

Claire Chretien : Jul 6, 2017  LifeSiteNews.com

In an open letter to UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the 37 MEPs wrote they were "obliged to voice our deepest concerns about the outrageous outcome of Charlie's case, which infringes Europe's most fundamental values, particularly the right to life, the right to human dignity and personal integrity."

airlift(Europe)—[LifeSiteNews] Thirty-seven members of the European Parliament signed an open letter supporting baby Charlie Gard, whose parents just lost a UK legal battle to allow him to remain alive and seek treatment for his rare mitochondrial disease elsewhere. (Photo: EU Parliament/credit: David Iliff/via LifeSiteNews.com)

The case has captured the world's attention, with Pope Francis and President Trump both siding with Charlie's parents and offering to help.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates, Charlie's parents, have been fighting in European courts for their right to bring their 11-month-old to the U.S. for experimental treatment for his rare muscle and brain disease. They raised over $1 million to do this, but English courts sided with the hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, which wants to remove him from life support rather than allow him to be transferred to another hospital.

Then, the European Court of Human Rights also sided with the hospital. Charlie was scheduled to die on Friday, June 30, but his parents have been granted more time with him.

International pro-life activist Rev. Patrick Mahoney told LifeSiteNews that the hospital could pull the plug on Charlie at any time now, and that he may lead a team of activists to England tomorrow to try to help in any way possible.

Charlie's parents aren't even allowed to bring him home to die.

In an open letter to UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the 37 MEPs wrote they were "obliged to voice our deepest concerns about the outrageous outcome of Charlie's case, which infringes Europe's most fundamental values, particularly the right to life, the right to human dignity and personal integrity."

Slovak MEP Miroslav Mikolášik, Chairman of the EPP Working Group on Bioethics and Human Dignity in the European Parliament, launched the initiative.

"Love for children often leads parents to go beyond what is normally possible when it comes to their child's well-being; just as in the case of Chris Gard and Connie Yates who managed to raise Ł1.4 million to finance in our understanding ethically viable innovative medical procedures that could bring them and others hope," they continued. "They have successfully found an experimental treatment in the United States. Paradoxically, they are still facing the resentment of their home country and their immense long-term effort seems to have..."

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