Charlie Gard: an Update

Charlie Gard, who was born in England with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, is pictured in this undated family photo. The baby’s parent, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, have lost their legal battle to keep Charlie on life-support and seek treatment for his rare condition in the United States. (CNS photo/family handout, courtesy Featureworld) See ACADEMY-BABY-LIFE-SUPPORT June 29, 2017.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the interlude, of our traditional 4th of July posts. One of those times that there is little new to say, and I was pretty happy with the way I said it before.

The last few days, we have been celebrating these words, above all others,

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Apparently, the British, after all these years, still don’t agree.

There is was an update the other day from the Catholic Herald on the status of Charlie Gard. Charlie, you’ll likely remember, is the infant in London with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, for which there is an experimental treatment in the United States (risky, but he has little to lose) and for which his parents have raised $1.3 million dollars with a go fund me. When they asked Great Ormond Street Hospital they were refused permission to take him to America, and so they sued all the way through the British courts and on to the European Court of Human Rights. All of which said no.

Here’s the start of that update.

Terminally ill Charlie Gard cannot be transferred to the Vatican’s children’s hospital for treatment, foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said.

Mr Johnson told his Italian counterpart, Angelino Alfano, legal reasons prevented Charlie being moved out of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The president of the Vatican’s Bambino Gesù hospital had offered to take Charlie into their care after the European Court of Human Rights ruled doctors had the right to turn off his life support.

The BBC reports Mr Johnson said it was “right that decisions continued to be led by expert medical opinion, supported by the courts”.

The Prime Minister added some pabalum to the mix. The British government appears to be bound and determined to make sure this baby dies. I hope they enjoy explaining themselves to the one true Judge. Hell of a note for a Vicar’s daughter to take this stand.

But all is not quite lost yet.

And there is this.

 

What the whole sickening thing says to me is that in Britain like the rest of Europe, you, even if you’re a helpless baby, whose parents have found some possible help for, remain the property of the state, to be judicially murdered if it suits them.

Indeed we are!

One thing I love about the US Pro-Life movement is that it completely understands that the right to life is damned well the right to life, you may lose it through no fault of your own, or disease, or even because of something you did, but no one: no individual, no group, and no government has the right to take it, especially without your permission, or if you’re a child your parents.

We used to have a different word for that situation – it is called slavery.

Royston Allen wrote a poem called Freedom, it applies here

Freedom to give
Freedom to live
Freedom to question why

Freedom to walk
Freedom to talk
Freedom to live or to die […]

Freedom that’s mine
Freedom divine
Freedom no money can buy

#CHARLIEGARD #ISTANDWHITCHARLIEGARD

I note that as I write this, there are rumors circulating of a couple things connected with this, if they prove true, I will update.

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20 Responses to Charlie Gard: an Update

  1. David Murphy says:

    If you wish to wish to contact the office of Prime Minister Theresa May, go directly to http://WWW.GOV.UK, and click on Contact the Office of the Prime Minister. In my opinion when doctors, courts and commissions on human rights rule about matters of life and death, they may have agendas and value systems that are contrary to Christianity. This is a slippery slope and one that could be totalitarian. I feel very sorry for Charlie’s loving parents and for future parents who may be overruled this way.

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    • NEO says:

      Duly noted, and recommended, especially for our British readers.

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  2. the unit says:

    Well, don’t wait for The Wrap to get the story straight!
    According to them yesterday who he is…”Charlie Gard, a baby in Britain whose parents are unable to afford to keep him on life support.” Huh?
    http://www.thewrap.com/lindsay-lohan-defends-trump-stop-bullying-start-trusting/

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    • NEO says:

      Must have missed the memo, care is, after all, free at the point of delivery in Britain, at least until they decide to kill you.

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  3. the unit says:

    The Trump tweet you included in today’s article will keep my comment from being too OT.
    Picture on Drudge of Trump and Putin now…good to see some “manspread” there on the art of the deal! 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      Yep, that’s quite the picture! 🙂

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  4. the unit says:

    I guess no further updates yet?
    “foreign secretary Boris Johnson”…maybe should be alien secretary, at least undocumented.

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    • NEO says:

      Nothing I’ve noticed, but I’ve been doing some other stuff, as well. Unusually pig headed of him – he’s got a lot of stupid ideas but usually some clue of what people think. 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        Yeah, after Brexit you’d think because the European Court ruled as it did he’d think otherwise.

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        • NEO says:

          Crossed my mind, but then they tend to be statists above all.

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      • the unit says:

        Then again, he may feel British Deplorables passed Brexit. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Actually he was a Leaver. Pretty rare for Government types.

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        • the unit says:

          Hummm?

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        • NEO says:

          That’s pretty much so!

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        • the unit says:

          Maybe this is his way of apologizing to the EU?

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        • NEO says:

          God only knows, and maybe He ain’t sure either. Nobody said politicians had to make sense! 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          And like the Reddit guy he had to promise not to go against them again. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Possible, but probably unlikely. Most of them think he’s a bit mad, anyway! 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          🙂
          https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/aliceinwonderland/images/a/a4/2010-Madhatter.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/250%3Fcb%3D20090722212401&imgrefurl=http://aliceinwonderland.wikia.com/wiki/The_Mad_Hatter&h=393&w=250&tbnid=Ot51OY_LsKFxjM:&tbnh=186&tbnw=118&usg=__6YFQRTBFMoGpWtkwNRK4i1A0IZE=&vet=10ahUKEwiVveLH2PjUAhWG2SYKHWQPDq4Q_B0IiwEwCg..i&docid=HPHMnCQK7d0YuM&itg=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiVveLH2PjUAhWG2SYKHWQPDq4Q_B0IiwEwCg&ei=g0pgWdXvDIazmwHknrjwCg

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