“At present, the boy isn’t able to breathe unaided. He has a rare inherited mitochondrial disease that has affected many of his vital organs and left him with brain damage.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/uk-official-says-government-has-no-role-in-charlie-gard-case/2017/07/09/97cc9e78-64aa-11e7-94ab-5b1f0ff459df_story.html?utm_term=.42452c658fb0

“He’s our son, he’s our flesh and blood. We feel that it should be our right as parents to decide to give him a chance at life”

Except, with his condition, he doesn’t have that chances, and his ‘life’ has already ended. Read the intro quote — there is simply no way for this child to grow into adulthood, and this is just wasting everyone’s time and resources on false hope.

The British parents of a terminally ill baby, facing another court hearing on his condition and care, said Sunday they are hopeful he will receive the experimental treatment that previous rulings have prevented.

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  1. Oh, and yes, if this were my child, I would have already asked about turning off the machines…. and, no, I wouldn’t “feel different as a parent”

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