By Dave Andrusko If ever I was pleased to write this as a “developing story,” this qualifies. As of 10:45. EST, little Alfie Evans is not only alive after having his ventilator removed at 9pm London time, another meeting has been scheduled with the trial judge Mr. Justice Hayden Tuesday afternoon (3:30 London time) in …Continue reading "Alfie Evans still breathing, in spite of having his ventilator removed; another hearing with trial judge imminent"
Father warns Alfie may die today By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Since this story was first posted, Italy’s ANZA news service has reported that Italy has given Alfie citizenship. How this will ultimately play out is uncertain. However, as the subhead to this story indicates, Alfie’s father was convinced Alfie’s ventilator would be disconnected today. …Continue reading "European Court of Human Rights rejects plea of Alfie Evans’ parents"
“The procedures to pull the plug on Alfie were briefly suspended Monday afternoon” By Dave Andrusko ANZA, the leading wire service in Italy, is reporting that Italy has given critically ill Alfie Evans citizenship. Given the utter determination of Alder Hey Hospital and the entirety of the English judiciary not to allow Tom Evans and …Continue reading "Italy grants Alfie Evans citizenship"
“There is also no reason for further delay,” court says By Dave Andrusko For a second time, Great Britain’s highest court has rejected the application of Alfie Evans’ parents to be allowed to appeal a court order to turn off their 23-month-old son’s ventilator. A spokesperson for the Supreme Court said, “Having considered submissions from …Continue reading "Supreme Court of the United Kingdom rejects application of Alfie Evans’ parents to appeal decision to turn off their son’s ventilator"
By Dorothy Cummings McLean LIVERPOOL, England, April 19, 2018 – People in Liverpool dress well. That was my first impression when I got off the train from Edinburgh that dark wet night. The station was busy with women in fancy dresses and astonishing hats and men–even young men–in expensively cut suits. It took me a …Continue reading "‘One of our own’: Why Alfie Evans is Liverpool’s baby"
By Dorothy Cummings McLean VATICAN CITY, April 18, 2018 – The bishop who set up the meeting between Pope Francis and Alfie Evans’ father Thomas said the Pope agreed to receive the young father at the Vatican within 20 minutes of receiving the proposal. Francesco Cavina, the Bishop of Carfi, gave an interview to Vatican …Continue reading "Bishop explains how last-minute meeting between Pope Francis and Alfie Evans’ dad happened"
Pope Francis said to have agreed to “ramp up the campaign to stop his life support being switched off” By Dave Andrusko If the last ditch effort to save Alfie Evans wasn’t already dramatic enough, on Tuesday Tom Evans, Alfie’s dad, flew to the Vatican to raise the issue of removing Alfie from the Alder …Continue reading "Alfie Evans’ dad meets with Pope Francis to ask that he intervene to help Alfie be transferred to hospital in Rome"
By Dave Andrusko Tom Evans and Kate James, the parents of Alfie Evans, have filed what may be their final appeal to be allowed to take their very ill toddler abroad for a further diagnosis and possible treatment. As of now, the hospital in which Alfie has been a patient since December 2016 is authorized …Continue reading "Alfie’s parents file appeal with Supreme Court to be able to take him to Italy"
By Dave Andrusko A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeal today rejected the appeal of Alfie Evans’ parents to take their seriously ill 23-month-old son abroad for further diagnosis of his mysterious degenerative brain disease and possible treatment. Lord Justices Moylan and Davis, and Lady Justice King not only turned down Tom Evans and Kate …Continue reading "Alfie Evans’ parents to appeal to Supreme Court after rejection by Court of Appeal"
By Dave Andrusko As a peaceful crowd of upwards of a thousand people quietly demonstrates outside the hospital where he is a patient, there has been a flurry of activity in the last 24 hours in the case of Alfie Evans, whose ventilator had been ordered disconnected by Mr. Justice Hayden, the trial judge. Most …Continue reading "In a stunning turnaround, Court of Appeal to hear Alfie Evans case on Monday"
By Pete Baklinski and Dorothy Cummings McLean LONDON, April 13, 2018 – The parents of baby Alfie Evans have lost custody over their son and he has now become a “ward of the court,” effective noon today. The news was shared by the family’s media coordinator. “We are outraged that in further legally indefensible steps …Continue reading "BREAKING: Court seizes custody of Alfie Evans from parents"
Instead they return to court to establish final timeline to withdraw his ventilator By Dave Andrusko When we reported last week on 23-month-old grievously ill Alfie Evans, his aunt, Sarah Evans, had just told the Liverpool Echo that an “agreement between Alder Hey [hospital] and Tom [Alfie’s father] had been reached to suspend end of …Continue reading "Hospital backtracks on promise to listen to evidence of improvement, Alfie Evans’ parents allege"