By Dave Andrusko A year ago I wrote a post that I will always remember. I’m sure nearly all NRL News Today readers vividly remember the farce that was the unfair and misleading coverage of little Charlie Gard. His parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, moved heaven and earth in an unsuccessful campaign to convince …Continue reading "One year later: All that was wrong in the coverage of Charlie Gard captured in one story"
By Dave Andrusko During the incredibly intense and emotional battle to save little Alfie Evans, in the background for many people were thoughts of similar case of another seriously ill baby boy whose parents unsuccessfully fought an unresponsive hospital and judiciary in 2017. That was Charlie Gard, the son of Connie Yates and Chris Gard, …Continue reading "Charlie Gard’s parents launch foundation to help sick children"
By Dorothy Cummings McLean LONDON, April 27, 2018 — Charlie Gard’s parents have praised Alfie Evans’ parents and voiced support to a change in the laws regarding parental wishes in medical care. Like Alfie Evans, the late Charlie Gard was an infant whose parents were unsuccessful in having him transferred to a hospital outside the United …Continue reading "Charlie Gard’s parents call for law to protect babies like Alfie Evans"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This appears in the August digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please read the entire 42-page issue and pass it along using your social media contacts. At first glance it might seem odd that one extremely ill baby born to one working class couple from Bedford in West …Continue reading "RIP Charlie Gard, “the absolute warrior”"
Archbishop of Canterbury: “My heart breaks for Charlie Gard’s family” By Dave Andrusko A colleague passed along a link to a story that appeared The Guardian newspaper under the tender headline, “Archbishop of Canterbury: my heart breaks for Charlie Gard’s family.” The subhead spoke volumes: “Justin Welby says any parent would fight for their child’s …Continue reading "Mere materialism would never explain Connie and Chris’s battle on behalf of Charlie Gard"
By Dave Andrusko I should have known why Connie Yates, Charlie Gard’s mom, always brought one of Charlie’s two toy monkeys with her to each court appearance before Justice Nicholas Francis. The Daily Mail told us why yesterday: This was so ‘we always had a little part of Charlie with us’ Her 13-word statement Sunday captured …Continue reading "Connie Yates: “We should be planning Charlie’s first birthday but instead we’re planning his funeral”"
By Dave Andrusko Charlie Gard has died. “’Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie,” said his mom, Connie Yates, who with Chris Gard fought an unresponsive judiciary and determined hospital which steadfastly refused their plea to permit them to take their own son to the United States for experimental …Continue reading "Little Charlie Gard has died"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This story was posted earlier today. Regrettably Charlie Gard has since died. RIP Charlie. By the time you read this post, the ventilator that keeps little Charlie Gard alive may have already been turned off and—as Justice Nicholas Francis put it so —“inevitably” Charlie will die soon. According to the …Continue reading "Whose child is Charlie Gard’s?"
WASHINGTON – National Right to Life today joined a chorus of organizations and people worldwide in mourning the death of Charlie Gard, the British boy at the center of a worldwide euthanasia debate. Connie Yates and Chris Gard, the parents of Charlie Gard, announced via social media today that “our beautiful boy” is gone after …Continue reading "National Right to Life Mourns the death of Charlie Gard"
Judge had said Charlie would be quickly removed from the ventilator By Dave Andrusko “We promised Charlie every day we would take him home. “It seems really upsetting after everything we’ve been through to deny us this.” — Connie Yates, mother of Charlie Gard As this is being posted, where little Charlie Gard will die …Continue reading "Deadline passes: Has Charlie Gard been taken to a hospice?"
By Dave Andrusko It is now, tragically, official. “It is not in Charlie’s best interests for artificial ventilation to continue to be provided to him and it is therefore lawful and in his best interests for it to be withdrawn,” Justice Nicholas Francis ruled today. In all likelihood, Charlie will be moved tomorrow to an …Continue reading "All that was wrong in the coverage of Charlie Gard captured in one story"
By Dave Andrusko A few days ago, Connie Yates, mother of little Charlie Gard, described their situation as a “living hell.” Reading minute by minute coverage of today’s hearing before Justice Nicholas Francis, you can only assume she and Charlie’s dad, Chris Gard, are approaching the equivalent of Dante’s 9th circle of hell. After many …Continue reading "Charlie will not be allowed to go home to die, Justice Rules"