A European court has ruled that the parents of a critically ill baby cannot privately pay for him to go to the United States for “experimental treatment”, and the child must stay in a British hospital to “die with dignity”.
The parents of 10-month-old Charlie Gard are reported to be “utterly distraught” after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) denied them a final effort to save their dying son.
It might seem to be an irony when an European court decided that a baby, critically ill, cannot go to the USA for treatment. As per the court the baby cannot be allowed to go to US for ‘experimental treatment’ and rather stay back to die with dignity.
Baby’s parent had approached for justice after losing their battle in the UK’s Supreme Court. A British doctor at the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital argued that the child cannot be saved even if his parent took him to the US. UK’s Supreme Court and the Human Right European Court in France agreed with the doctor.
European court rejects Charlie Gard parents’ plea to intervene in case https://t.co/795Suq7yvl
— Evening Standard (@standardnews) June 27, 2017
European Court of Human Rights? Odd name for a death panel. Look out America. Single payer coming.https://t.co/PGifnRxf7p
— Kathy Clark, Author (@93NightWriter) June 28, 2017