British court opens new hearing in Baby Charlie case

British court opens new hearing in Baby Charlie case

Whilst debating whether Charlie Gard should be allowed to travel to America to receive experimental treatment for his mitochondrial depletion syndrome, the LBC presenter said that be believes sometimes the doctors get it wrong after his brother recovered from a horrific auto accident.

Modi said: "Charlie's situation is heartbreaking for his parents, and hard for everyone involved, including the doctors and nurses looking after him".

Judge Nicholas Francis gave the couple until Wednesday afternoon to present the evidence and set a new hearing for Thursday.

Speaking outside the court later Monday, a spokesperson for the parents said: "Baby Charlie and Charlie's parents, Connie and Chris, are thankful for the outcome of the hearing in the high court today".

Many in the global community disagree with Francis, including President Donald Trump, Pope Francis, a host of pro-life organizations, and Gard's supporters across the world, in light of Francis' previous decision to deny Gard treatment based on his judgement that Gard's life was not worth living.

"Mum and Dad say that if Charlie is still fighting then they are still fighting", the spokesperson added.

Charlie suffers from mitochondrial depletion syndrome, a rare genetic disease that has left him brain damaged and unable to breathe unaided.

Siegel said the baby was in discomfort, and while the treatment won't bring about a cure, it could potentially extend his life.




May told the parliament last week that she was confident that the hospital would "consider any offers or new information that has come forward with consideration of the well-being of a desperately ill child". His parents want to take him to the USA for experimental therapy, which they say offers their son a chance of improvement.

Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, have received wide public support, while right-to-life groups have intervened in their cause.

Earlier, Ms Yates told Sky News that the experimental treatment could be a miracle for her son.

BBC Radio 4 early Monday that her son still has a chance of surviving thanks to the intervention of Trump and the pontiff, who turned their fight "into an worldwide issue".

A White House official later stated that members of the Trump administration, but not the president, had spoken to the parents in calls facilitated by the British government.

Despite the verdict being upheld by the European court of human rights, his parents have continued to fight, with the Pope and US President Donald Trump joining the fray to urge continuing treatment overseas.

Meanwhile, the Vatican has said the Pope is following the case "with affection and emotion" and "expresses his own closeness to his parents".

"Today is a victory for poor Charlie and Chris and Connie over Great Ormond Street Hospital", Foster said after the judge ruled. The document had been signed by 370,000 people.

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