By Wesley J. Smith As I reported here previously, the attorney representing the guardian of the catastrophically ill baby, Charlie Gard–and hence, who is representing Charlie Gard–who opposes allowing his parents to have control over his medical care, is the chairwoman of a charity closely affiliated with an assisted suicide advocacy organization. It seemed to …Continue reading "The attorney for Charlie Gard’s Guardian: Kill Instead of Withdrawing Life Support"
By Dave Andrusko Supporters of Connie Yates and Chris Gard continue to make it possible for the hospital that is refusing to allow them to move their son to the United States for experimental therapy to gracefully retreat from its position that Charlie Gard should be “allowed to die with dignity.” Pro-life Rep. Jeff Fortenberry …Continue reading "House passes amendment granting permanent resident status to Charlie Gard and his family"
By Dave Andrusko Stay with me for a paragraph or two. This actually will make sense. It knits together the fate of Charlie Gard, the little boy we write about daily, with a flash of insight that occurred more than 200 years ago, the product of enormous patience and determined persistence. On this date in …Continue reading "Charlie Gard, “a life that had to be cared for,” and a modern day Rosetta Stone"
By Dave Andrusko Lots to report about little Charlie Gard whose parents are fighting a famous London-based hospital which insists that Charlie’s ventilator be removed and the nearly one-year-old be “allowed to die with dignity.” #1. On Sunday the first scans of Charlie’s brain were taken since March 30. As we’ve reported on a daily …Continue reading "An Update on Charlie Gard: brain scan and EEG taken, more tests to follow"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was one of those small, seemingly insignificant details that might have passed the perception of many people reading about the Charlie Gard case. The CNN online news report noted that, as little Charlie’s parents exited the courtroom where they were pleading for the life of their …Continue reading "Charlie Deserves a Chance at Life"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life Around the world, millions are holding their breath during this crucial two day period for baby Charlie Gard, still on life-support in a London hospital, in spite of the hospital’s strong opposition. Charlie is being examined onsite Monday by Michio Hirano, a neurologist at Columbia …Continue reading "Charlie Gard gets ‘make or break’ exam by experts, including Dr. Hirano"
She is chairman of “Compassion in Dying By Dave Andrusko As of a few hours ago, the July digital edition of National Right to Life News has been posted for all to see. We have included a number of stories about little Charlie Gard which I trust you will read and share. We’ve already posted an update …Continue reading "A peek behind the curtain: see who the attorney is for Charlie Gard’s legal guardian"
By Madeleine Post On July 15, MRC [Media Research Center] Associate Culture Editor Katie Yoder appeared on Fox & Friends: Weekend to discuss the networks’ “media double standard” while covering the case of Charlie Gard. Talking with Fox & Friends co-host Clayton Morris, Yoder noted that mainstream media has, for the most part, ignored the …Continue reading "Fox & Friends: MRC’s Katie Yoder Slams ‘Media Double Standard’ on Charlie Gard"
By Wesley J. Smith Advocates for letting Charlie Gard’s parents decide when and if to remove life support–and to allow Charlie to receive a last ditch effort experimental treatment–are crying foul at the named-barrister appointed by the court to represent the guardian, and hence, his [Charlie’s] interests in the case. The attorney’s name is Victoria Butler …Continue reading "Charlie Gard Lawyer’s Ideological Conflict of Interest"
Timetable pushed back until at least July 25 for possibly removing Charlie’s ventilator By Dave Andrusko In all the accounts yesterday of the emotion-packed hearing over the fate of little Charlie Gard, little attention was paid to the fact that UK High Court of Justice Nicholas Francis had asked an American neurologist if he would …Continue reading "American Neurologist to examine Charlie next week"
By Dave Andrusko The proverb, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is as often wrong as it is right. Your momentary ally will likely turn on you on the next occasion and even in the instance where you are fighting a common enemy, their rationale for doing so can easily come back to …Continue reading "The Odd Couple who support experimental therapy for Charlie Gard"
By Michael Cook In an op-ed this week the NY Times hits rock bottom. The case of dying English baby Charlie Gard shows how much public opinion about life and death issues is swayed by emotion rather than thoughtful deliberation. Charlie was born with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. This condition is so rare that there …Continue reading "In the Charlie Gard controversy, the NY Times backs infanticide"