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Charlie Gard's parents walk out of hearing on treatment options
itv.com ^ | 7/13/17 | itv

Posted on 07/13/2017 11:31:01 AM PDT by ColdOne

The parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard have walked out of a High Court hearing to decide if he should undergo treatment.

Charlie's father Chris Gard stood up and said: "I thought this was supposed to be independent," as the couple left the courtroom about two hours into today's hearing.

Mr Gard and his partner Connie Yates are arguing they should be allowed to take give experimental treatment to their 11-month-old for a severe degenerative genetic disorder.

Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, where Charlie is being cared for, say that Charlie has already suffered catastrophic brain damage and there is no prospect for any meaningful recovery.

They say further treatment may cause him pain and that life-support keeping Charlie alive should be stopped.

(Excerpt) Read more at itv.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: charlie; charliegard; donaldtrump; gard; prolife; terrislist
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1 posted on 07/13/2017 11:31:01 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Why don’t they get their baby out of that freaking socialist hospital death-trap and get over here where a hospital is waiting for them?


2 posted on 07/13/2017 11:33:28 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: ColdOne

British people used to be subjects, now they are just property.


3 posted on 07/13/2017 11:35:27 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Jim 0216

That’s what they are trying to do. The Crown says they can’t remove it’s property from the hospital.


4 posted on 07/13/2017 11:36:15 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

So, why did the UK bother with Dunkirk or the Battle of Britain if they were just going to become fascists anyway?


5 posted on 07/13/2017 11:37:52 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: ColdOne
noun
  1. the act of dying; the end of life; the total andpermanent cessation of all the vital functions ofan organism. Compare brain death.

  2. an instance of this: a death in the family; letters published after his death.

  3. the state of being dead: to lie still in death.

panel
  1. a distinct portion, section, or division of a wall,wainscot, ceiling, door, shutter, fence, etc.,especially of any surface sunk below or raisedabove the general level or enclosed by a frame orborder.

  2. a comparatively thin, flat piece of wood or thelike, as a large piece of plywood.

  3. a group of persons gathered to conduct a publicdiscussion, judge a contest, serve as advisers, beplayers on a radio or television game, or the like: a panel of political scientists meeting to discussforeign policy.

  4. a public discussion by such a group.

6 posted on 07/13/2017 11:38:56 AM PDT by mykroar (Congratulations President Trump)
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To: Jim 0216

I do not think they are allowed to take him out of hospital. They won’t even let the parents take him home to die. He has to die in hospital.


7 posted on 07/13/2017 11:39:19 AM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever! “Laughing my #Ossoff)
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To: nickcarraway

This socialist regime calls the baby a property of the Crown?


8 posted on 07/13/2017 11:39:28 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: ColdOne
Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, where Charlie is being cared for, say that Charlie has already suffered catastrophic brain damage and there is no prospect for any meaningful recovery.

They say further treatment may cause him pain and that life-support keeping Charlie alive should be stopped.

The only way Charlie is going to feel pain is if the treatments actually do some good. Which would be bad, for the doctors.

9 posted on 07/13/2017 11:40:09 AM PDT by heartwood (If you're looking for a </sarc tag>, you just saw it.)
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To: ColdOne
You can tell the ordeal the parents have been going through by the photo of the couple at the link above...thin, haggard and distressed.

I pray for them and for the baby.

Leni

10 posted on 07/13/2017 11:40:15 AM PDT by MinuteGal (GO TRUMP !!!.......GO PENCE !!!......USA !!! USA !!! USA !!!)
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To: Jim 0216

I don’t know if they use that word, but clearly that’s the meaning behind what they say.


11 posted on 07/13/2017 11:40:30 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: mykroar
Once more for the Palin:

death

  1. the act of dying; the end of life; the total andpermanent cessation of all the vital functions ofan organism. Compare brain death.

  2. an instance of this: a death in the family; letters published after his death.

  3. the state of being dead: to lie still in death.

panel
  1. a distinct portion, section, or division of a wall,wainscot, ceiling, door, shutter, fence, etc.,especially of any surface sunk below or raisedabove the general level or enclosed by a frame orborder.

  2. a comparatively thin, flat piece of wood or thelike, as a large piece of plywood.

  3. a group of persons gathered to conduct a publicdiscussion, judge a contest, serve as advisers, beplayers on a radio or television game, or the like: a panel of political scientists meeting to discussforeign policy.

  4. a public discussion by such a group.

12 posted on 07/13/2017 11:40:53 AM PDT by mykroar (Congratulations President Trump)
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To: Jim 0216

The socialist government owns the child and forbid the parents to give him a chance to live. It’s what Elizabeth Warren and similar want for America.


13 posted on 07/13/2017 11:41:11 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("Negative people make healthy people sick." - Roger Ailes)
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To: Jim 0216

Judge will not allow it, from what I understand.

Baby Gard should be given the option of the most humane option possible. He can’t eat, can’t speak, can’t hear, and is in pain.


14 posted on 07/13/2017 11:41:23 AM PDT by entropy12 (Russia did not elect Trump! Americans did!!)
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To: ColdOne

This is a tough ethical situation.

My cousin, after his fatal fall / brain bleed, “lived” for four days. During that time as we prayed for his survival desperately, we learned that he would be unable to speak, walk, feed himself, NONE of his sports, hobbies, activities, wonderful job... all gone. It’s tough.

We can’t take Gd’s place but we also can’t let people suffer lying forever in a sort of coma. I do leave it to Him but there are some tough situations.

Speaking not of the ghastly system in England where they aren’t allowed to try things in another country. That is a different subject, one of a true free people, Or Not.


15 posted on 07/13/2017 11:41:35 AM PDT by Yaelle (We have a Crisis of Information in this country. Our enemies hold the megaphone.)
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*...Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, where Charlie is being cared for...*

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Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, where Charlie is being held CAPTIVE...

There...cleared that up....


16 posted on 07/13/2017 11:43:38 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Jim 0216

Because if they try to remove the baby the child will definitely die. As well the authorities will arrest them. The U.K. Is a sad place these days


17 posted on 07/13/2017 11:44:29 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the cloudsl)
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To: ColdOne; nickcarraway

This should put in high relief the end-game of government-run (”socialized”) medicine and should be a strong motivation for Americans to absolutely get the feds COMPLETELY out of healthcare where they do not constitutionally belong.

Can the Right finally get that the greatest and best healthcare system ever known is that which is run on the Free Market Economy.


18 posted on 07/13/2017 11:46:02 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: entropy12

You have evidence that this child is in pain? Interesting. Even the docs have testified that they have no proof of that.


19 posted on 07/13/2017 11:46:29 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Proud to be an Infidel & a deplorable.)
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To: ColdOne
Has anyone publicly asked the question: Does the child belong to his parents, or is the child the property of the State?
I'm sure the elites don't want that question asked too loudly.
20 posted on 07/13/2017 11:47:16 AM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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