The horror of last summer’s Charlie Gard story apparently wasn’t an exception in the world of British socialized medicine:
Britain's Court of Appeal ruled Monday against the parents of a terminally ill toddler who sought permission to take him to Italy for medical treatment. https://t.co/K3FlRZOTuS pic.twitter.com/06s2Rmu9QM
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 17, 2018
CBS News reports that 23-month-old Alfie Evans’s parents have been fighting a “a protracted legal fight with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital” regarding their son’s treatment.
Just as in the Charlie Gard case, Alfie’s parents wanted to take him out of England to try alternative treatment. And, just as in the Gard case, the British courts have decided that they and the hospital knew better than the child’s parents.
The powers that be decided that the steps the desperate parents want to take would be “wrong and pointless.”
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