Bob Unruh – July 27, 2017
The tragedy of the Charlie Gard case in the United Kingdom continued on Thursday, with a judge making the final ruling that the 11-month-old suffering from a terminal illness will be moved to a hospice for his last days.
The decision came after a hospital – and the courts all the way up to the European Court of Human Rights – decided Charlie would be better off dead.
His parents gave up their court fight to move him to America for an experimental treatment this week when they were told that the time used by the hospital’s court fight – many months – consumed all of the time during which the treatment might have helped their son.
Now a team of experts on parental rights, and related child rights, is asking President Trump to get the United States out of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.
That, officials with the Home School Legal Defense Association warn, could be used – and already is being used elsewhere – to allow the government to take over decisions that parents should be making.