Should Charlie Gard come to US? Dying baby's case draws worldwide attention


Baby Charlie Gard's story has captured the hearts of many.

Speaking exclusively to Nigel, who was broadcasting from Strasbourg, Lewis said he was "lost for words" that his family was not able to make the final decision on Charlie's life.

A Vatican hospital offered to take Charlie in.

The London hospital where Charlie Gard is living his last days has refused a transfer request from Bambino Gesu pediatric hospital in Rome for legal reasons.

"They believe in our case and understand why we believe it is right to continue fighting so hard to save Charlie", she said.

Charlie Gard's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, walk through the grounds of the Royal Courts of Justice on April 7, 2017 in London.

Trump tweeted his support, writing: 'If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the United Kingdom and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so'.

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Yet this terminally ill British baby is at the middle of a global ethical argument over whether he should live or die, an argument that has attracted the attention of Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump. She asked ENOC to provide support for Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, noting that it is a matter of several rights simultaneously in this case: right to life, freedom, security, respect of both private and family lives.

Charlie Gard is a 10-month old suffering a rare, terminal, genetic illness.

London and and European courts have ruled that Charlie must be pulled from life support and that he will not be allowed to die at home.

In a tweet on Monday, President Trump sent a message, offering to help the gravely ill 11-month-old child. Just today, Theresa May has joined in the global conversation, saying she is "confident" that Great Ormond Street Hospital has and "always will consider any offers or new information" for Charlie. Mitochondrial DNA depletion has a poor prognosis and leads to weakened muscles and organ dysfunction, among other symptoms.

The parents of Charlie, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, lost a legal battle to take the 11-month-old to the USA for experimental treatment and are now spending the last days of his life with him. But you don't need to be a conservative to be wary of the notion that a state entity can somehow objectively determine the best interests of a medical patient, overriding the wishes of his parents, or that there's one answer to the question of when life is no longer worth living.

Chiara and her husband Massimo has followed the life and death struggle having brought up her own son who was born with a disease similar to that of Charlie's.

Expressing his closeness to the parents, Pope Francis said he was "praying for them, hoping that their desire to accompany and take care of their own baby until the end is not disregarded", Burke's written statement said in Italian July 2.