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 Charlie Gard's Death Sentence: The Consequences of Usurping Parental Rights

Can the government tell you when and where your child will die? For one couple in the U.K., the answer is "yes." This is a chilling precedent.

An incredibly complicated and heartbreaking life-and-death medical case has sparked an international debate: It's the case of little Charlie Gard.

Charlie suffers from an extremely rare and deadly genetic disorder called Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome. Mitochondria "are structures within cells that convert the energy from food into a form that cells can use." Because of his depletion of mitochondrial DNA, Charlie's muscles and organs are failing. He's unconscious and cannot breathe on his own. From all reports, he's in the terminal stages of a disease for which there is no known cure.

Charlie's parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, have raised a million and a half dollars in private donations to take him to America for an experimental treatment. They appear under no illusion that the treatment will work, but they do want to exhaust every possibility.

But doctors at Britain's Great Ormond Street Hospital have decided that Charlie's condition is hopeless, and that he should be left to die. Britain's High Court agreed, and the European Court of Human rights refused to intervene after Charlie's parents appealed. The doctors now have the legal go-ahead to take Charlie off life support.

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http://www.christianpost.com/news/charlie-gard-death-sentence-usurping-parental-rights-191095/

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