By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through September 7. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. As best I can tell, a June 16 …Continue reading "On day before Father’s Day, Tom Evans speaks out about Alfie"
By Nancy Valko The Baby Alfie Evans’s case this year shocked the world but now we learn his forced death against his parents’ wishes follows a legal and healthcare nightmare in the UK. Some of us expressed concerns years ago about the UK’s “Liverpool Care Pathway” developed in the 1990s to improve care of the dying …Continue reading "Alfie Evans and the Shocking UK Gosport Independent Panel Report"
By Dave Andrusko It is a tribute not only to “Alfie’s Army” but also to all those who came to Liverpool today that the privacy of Tom Evans and Kate James was respected as they conducted a private funeral service for their son. Alfie died April 28, five days after Alder Hey Children’s Hospital won …Continue reading "Hundreds of well-wishers say goodbye to Alfie, the “little warrior” who died five days after his ventilator was disconnected"
By Dave Andrusko The last months of Alfie Evans’ all-too-brief life were played out in the public domain. How could it have been otherwise when Tom Evans and Kate James were fighting the entire judicial and medical establishments in Great Britain to win what ought to have theirs by right: the ability to fly their …Continue reading "“Alfie Evans: the boy who brought the world together”"
By Nancy Valko Defending the UK High Court’s order allowing Alder Hay Children’s Hospital to withdraw life support from Baby Alfie Evans and refusing to even allow his parents to take him home, Dr. Ranj Singh of the UK National Health Service was quoted saying, “This is not the killing of a child – this …Continue reading "From “Choice” To “No Choice”–Lessons from the Baby Alfie Evans Case"
By Chelsy Gomez In recent weeks, the eyes of the world were drawn to Liverpool, England as the life of 23-month-old Alfie Evans hung in the balance. Despite drawing support from across the world, including from Pope Francis and the Italian and Polish governments, Alfie’s ventilator was removed against his parents’ wishes on April 23. …Continue reading "“Conspiracy Against Life”"
By Dave Andrusko About once a week my search for “Today in History” turns up a reminder, positive or negative, of something that pro-lifers should carefully ponder. Ninety one years ago today, in Buck v. Bell, the United States Supreme Court upheld a Virginia law that allowed the forced sterilization of people to promote the …Continue reading "Carrie Buck and the old eugenics, Alfie Evans and the new eugenics"
Does the controversial case represent the failure of Britain’s public health system? By Ann Farmer Following the death at Alder Hey Hospital of little Alfie Evans, who had a rare neurological condition, Christina Odone recalled her brother Lorenzo, who at six years old developed a rare neurological condition that “robbed him of hearing, sight, gait …Continue reading "Alfie Evans: the NHS, from the cradle to the grave?"
By Wesley J. Smith The death of Alfie Evans, forced off life support by doctors, bioethicists, and judges — strangers — and denied the right to have his care decisions made by his parents, brings health care to a crossroads. For years we have been told that end-of-life decisions are the most intimate of all, …Continue reading "Alfie Evans a Victim of the Technocracy"
By Right to Life of Michigan The story of Alfie Evans in the United Kingdom shocked and captivated an international audience. His death on April 28 was tragic, leaving his parents and countless people across the globe heartbroken, including his devoted online advocates in “Alfie’s Army.” Many things happened during his case. The medical details …Continue reading "The impact of Alfie Evans"
By Dave Andrusko Alfie Evans died one month short of his second birthday. The little boy spent most of his brief life in the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England. At the end of this story, we have reposted a poem his mom, Kate James, posted on Facebook after he died at 2:30 am …Continue reading "Alfie Evans: Rest in Peace"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I will never forget that night. My baby daughter, who had been battling a bad cold, was struggling for breath. In the emergency room, surrounded by children in similar straits, I heard from the doctor the words no parent ever wants to hear: “Your child is the …Continue reading "In Memory of Alfie Evans, We Must Press Forward"