Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Gard’

Baby Alfie and the Need to Finish Strong

Special Year-End Edition Dear Champion of Parental Rights, It has been a tough and at times scary year for parental rights, but as 2017 winds down, we have a lot to celebrate, too, including this exciting news: the Parental Rights Amendment has been introduced in both houses of Congress! We are ending the year on…

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What We Are Learning from Charlie Gard

Parental Rights Matter to Us All An 11-month-old, severely ill baby in the United Kingdom has become the talk of the world. Charlie Gard, sick with infantile onset encephalomyopathy mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS) and with little chance of recovery, is all over the news and the internet. The issue at hand is whether Charlie’s…

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Charlie Gard: Coming to America?

Image: Stock Photo The United Kingdom’s highest court has determined it is in Charlie Gard’s “best interest” for his parents to give up on him and watch him die. The European Court of Human Rights tacitly agrees. Unless a last-minute rehearing reaches a different conclusion, under European law this renders Charlie hopeless, his parents powerless…

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Parents Ordered to Let Child Die: Take Action

Don't Let It Happen Here!

All hope for 10-month-old Charlie Gard died when the European Court of Human Rights denied the petition to hear his parents’ appeal of a British court ruling that will end his life. Charlie has a rare genetic condition that has rendered him immobile and unable even to eat or breathe on his own, but an…

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