By: Jake Fogg
Any chance for the possible recovery of baby Charlie Gard are dwindling rapidly as bureaucratic red tape prevents potential life-saving treatment from an American doctor. According to the The Telegraph, on Friday, July 21, the parents of Charlie Gard, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, were, once again in court trying to obtain permission to have their son treated instead of put to death.
This is almost twenty days following an article posted on July 3 by Internet Deputy, which reported how the baby’s parents have no rights in deciding their baby’s treatment for a rare genetic condition. In the UK the doctors of the Greater Ormond Street Hospital wanted the child to be taken off life support back in March, in spite of the parents having raised enough money to have the baby treated in the United States.
From that time until June 27th, Charlie Gard could have received the experimental treatment were it not for the doctors and the government bureaucratic system keeping it tied up in court. The parents would likely have flown Charlie to the U.S. sooner that March, but in the UK, parents simply do not have rights where circumstances of this nature exist.