Everyone is sad that Charlie Gard has passed away. No matter how you felt about prolonging his life, you know that his parents loved him and are devastated. You know they’re hurting.
Perhaps the most striking line in all the coverage was this one from Truth Revolt: “Virtually none of Charlie Gard’s parents [sic] wishes were respected by either the hospital or the courts, who routinely denied their requests even after they raised over a million dollars to have their son transferred to the United States for experimental treatment.”
Whatever your politics, it is easy to sympathize with the courts taking control over this case, against the wishes of little Charlie’s parents.