Trump Seizes Moral High Ground in Charlie Gard Case

Trump Seizes Moral High Ground in Charlie Gard Case

Trump Seizes Moral High Ground in Charlie Gard Case

There are now no approved treatments for these conditions and in most cases, the children progress in a similar manner that Charlie did (being born healthy then quickly deteriorating as muscle strength declines).

The European Court was asked to determine if the British Court was correct in allowing the hospital the right to remove life sustaining support from Charlie based on the premise that the child is now in pain and any further treatment would likely bring more suffering without any realistic prospect of improving the boy's condition.

Mariella Enoc, president of the hospital, said they were reaching out to Great Ormond Street Hospital in Britain, offering to take care of baby Charlie.

Shortly after the president of the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome asked 10-month-old Charlie could be transferred to his care.

"They believe in our case and understand why we believe it is right to continue fighting so hard to save Charlie", she said.

Charlie's mother Connie Yates spoke this morning with the Rome hospital doctors.

"He prays for them, wishing that their desire to accompany and care for their own child to the end will be respected".

However, not only is the hospital ready to take Gard off life support-they're also blocking his parents efforts to take him home.

U.S. President Donald Trump has also expressed his intention to help the family, and White House officials have reportedly spoken with the family to offer support.

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US President Donald Trump has also offered to help and on Tuesday the Sun reported an unnamed US hospital was ready to treat him free of charge despite United Kingdom and European court's rulings against useless treatment.

The child's parents want the hospital to release their son, as they want to take him to the United States to be treated.

The Great Ormond Street Hospital where he is staying has argued the child would suffer harm because there is no prospect he will recover.

Trump tweeted Monday that he would be "delighted" to help Charlie.

But their legal attempts were blocked by judges in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court - all of whom supported the doctors' judgement. The disease leads to weakened muscles and organ dysfunction, with poor prognosis for most patients diagnosed with it.

Enoc said Pope Francis's words on the Gard case summed up her hospital's mission.

Charlie's young life has become a cause celebre among American conservatives, who see it as a disturbing case of government overreach. Last week, his parents lost a legal battle to take him to the US for trial therapy.

On Tuesday, the parents lost a bid to take Charlie to the USA for trial therapy when the European Court of Human Rights sided with earlier rulings that continued treatment would cause "significant harm" and that life support should end.

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