THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
KILLING CHARLIE GARD - 2
July 20, 2017
Incredible. Unbelievable. Diabolical.
The hospital insists it has the right over Charlie Gard and
not his parents. And the UK and the EU agree with the hospital!
They decide if Charlie is to live or die. They will not even
allow his parents to just take him away.
This is the way it is with liberals and modernists, especially
as they desire depopulation.
Charlie Gard hospital slams ‘world where
only parents decide for children’
LONDON, England, July 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A
July 13 document from the hospital refusing to release baby
Charlie Gard reveals it doesn't think parents should be the
only ones who have a say in what happens to their kids.
Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is arguing in court that it
should be able to decide to pull the 11-month-old's life support
against his parents' wishes. His parents have raised more
than $1.5 million to bring him to the U.S. for cutting-edge
treatment. So far, English and
European courts haven't even let them bring Charlie home for
his last few hours of life, let alone to another country to
continue his care.
"A world where only parents speak and decide for children
and where children have no separate identity or rights and
no court to hear and protect them is far from the world in
which GOSH treats its child patients," according to the
"Charlie’s parents fundamentally believe that they
alone have the right to decide what treatment Charlie has
and does not have," GOSH said. "They do not believe
that Great Ormond Street should have had the right to apply
to the Court for an independent, objective decision to be
made. They do not believe that there is any role for a judge
or a court. They believe that only they can and should speak
for Charlie and they have said many times that they feel they
have been stripped of their rights as parents."
The government-appointed "guardian"
who is supposedly advocating for the infant's well-being in
this bioethics case is a euthanasia activist.
Her name is Victoria-Butler Cole and she has tried to block
Charlie's parents from being allowed in the room as doctors
meet and examine him.
The advocacy site ParentalRights.org
explains its position this way: "Children need to be
raised and represented by parents who love them, not by disconnected
government officials. When it comes to raising children, parents
are better than the government."
GOSH acknowledges that
Charlie's parents have "great fortitude and devotion"
for their son.
"All at GOSH wish to pay tribute to their dedication
to their only child and their tireless pursuit of a cure for
him," the document says. "The hospital feels certain
that they have done all that they have for Charlie out of
love and because they could not have done anything less even
if they had wanted to."
Even though GOSH acknowledges Charlie's parents are loving,
it still thinks the government should be able to decide to
pull the baby's life support even if the parents have the
means to bring him elsewhere for treatment. The
legal document says GOSH and Charlie's parents have a "fundamental
and unbridgeable divide of principle" over their parental
"When asked what happens to the role of the Guardian
if their belief that only they have the right to decide on
Charlie’s treatment is correct, Charlie’s parents
answer that he does not need a Guardian because they will
speak for him," GOSH complained.
Except in rare cases where parents are clearly abusive, parents
and not the state have the right to make their child's medical
decisions, bioethicists argue.
But "GOSH holds
and is bound by different principles."