World Politics

Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die

All of the news sites are carrying the story of the UK parents who have been prevented from taking their baby to the States for an experimental treatment that could, perhaps, save his life. Charlie Gard has a genetic disease so rare there are only 16 cases worldwide. He’s got progressive muscle weakness and extensive brain damage. But Charlie proved to be a candidate for an experimental treatment. That means there has to be hope of improvement.

His parents raised the money for the treatment. But the UK courts said no and so did the European High Court of Human Rights. What kind of world do we live in where Europe decides who shall live and who shall die?


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