5 Times Doctors Told Families Their Babies Had No Hope—And Were Proven Wrong
Josh M. Shepherd-Opinion : Jul 18, 2017
Every life carries great value and special purpose—even those doctors may deem "incompatible with life." The international outcry in solidarity with the parents of Charlie Gard is growing louder. In the U.S., many are now pressing state legislatures to pass what is known as "Simon's Law" to protect parents' authority regarding medical intervention of their children.
[Christian Headlines] As pro-life advocacy on behalf of little Charlie Gard advances, one assumption comes up often from those defending the British government's actions: that medical professionals should have the final say, especially regarding what care should be provided to a child born with rare health issues. (Photo: Lisa and Zeke Smiley/Facebook/via ChristianHeadlines.com)
Yet hardly any medical prognosis is delivered with 100 percent certainty. Full disclosure: my dad is a family practice physician, and I have siblings who are licensed medical professionals. One cannot overestimate how much medical science has contributed to prolonged life expectancy and better health outcomes for people worldwide. Many of the most compelling pro-life voices are nurses and doctors, faithfully serving their patients.
Let's leave aside for a moment how some medical experts...
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