Category Archives: Infants

British Court of Appeals will hear challenge by Alfie Evans’s parents that hospital may disconnect his ventilator

By Dave Andrusko On March 1, Court of Appeal judges will hear a challenge by the parents of seriously ill Alfie Evans to Mr. Justice Hayden’s decision rendered Tuesday that doctors may remove the ventilator the 21-month-old

Eleventh-Hour donation enables Alfie Evans’ parents to appeal decision allowing hospital to turn off son’s ventilator

By Dave Andrusko As NRL News Today reported on Tuesday, the ventilator keeping grievously ill Alfie Evans alive could be turned off as early as Friday. However in an impromptu press conference outside the Queens Building in

Judge rules Alfie’s ventilator can be turned off

Father vows to fight on By Dave Andrusko A furious Tom Evans said today the battle to keep his seriously ill son on a ventilator “isn’t over, this is just the start” moments after Mr. Justice Hayden

Father of gravely ill Alfie Evans, “We have always stuck by him, we’ve never written him off”

By Dave Andrusko You wouldn’t think—or at least I didn’t think—testimony in the case of grievously ill Alfie Evans could get any more emotional, any more heartrending. But today’s seventh and final day in a hearing to

Judge moved by videos of Alfie Evans, asks hospital probing questions

By Dave Andrusko Throughout the hearing to determine the fate of Alfie Evans, the gravely ill 20-month-old son of Tom Evans and Kate James, Mr. Evans has said opinions would shift if they saw videos showing how

More gut-wrenching testimony in the case of grievously ill Alfie Evans

By Dave Andrusko Reading the summary notes offered online by Liverpool Echo reporter Tom Berger is almost like being at the gut-wrenching hearing in which Mr. Justice Hayden will decide the fate of Alfie Evans, the grievously

Desperate parents try to persuade British Judge to keep son’s life-support switched on

By Dave Andrusko It would be difficult to imagine a more heart-wrenching scenario, eerily reminiscent of the now famous case of Charlie Gard. As we posted back in December, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England, has

British Hospital wants to remove sick toddler’s life support as parents fight for treatment

By Claire Chretien LIVERPOOL, England, December 20, 2017 – The parents of 19-month-old Alfie Evans are fighting for him in court, arguing that they should be allowed to transfer their mysteriously sick toddler to another hospital. Alder

When doctors said their baby girl would die at birth, these parents chose life

By Nancy Flanders Emily and Michael Pluckett were thrilled to be expecting their first child, a baby girl they planned to name Blakely. Then at their routine 20-week ultrasound, doctors delivered some heartbreaking news. Something was wrong

Do Babies Know the Difference between Good and Evil?

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This ran several years back, but thanks to the Internet, newcomers to NRL News Today run across it online and write to ask some questions. I find the topic not only fascinating

One-hour-old “Baby Hope” left in Safe Haven Box, doing well

For a busy volunteer fire volunteer fire department “this one call made their year” By Dave Andrusko It’s a good thing perseverance won out at the Coolspring Township Volunteer Fire Department in La Porte County, Indiana. According

The right to the baby we want

By Wesley J. Smith Whenever I write about the underregulated multi-billion-dollar infertility industry, I receive anguished emails from women who can’t become pregnant, declaring that they “would do anything to have a baby.” I can certainly empathize