By now you’ve probably heard about the case of Charlie Gard.
The infant has been condemned to death by the United Kingdom, even though his parents have continued to fight to keep him on life support.
Courts had ruled that Charlie should not be allowed to travel to the United States to receive experimental treatment…until now.
CNN’s Jake Tapper reports that a British judge will now allow a U.S. doctor to examine the 11-month-old.
It’s a start.
#URGENT: A British judge will allow US physician Michio Hirano to examine Charlie Gard in London early next week.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 14, 2017
The dirty secret: the gov't. doesn't want him to receive experimental treatment because they don't want to pay for his long-term care.
— SheikUrBooty (@mattyawesome) July 14, 2017
This whole thing is unbelievable to me. The parents should have the sole control over their baby's life!
— Brigette (@Brigette912) July 14, 2017
I hope Charlie lasts that long. Part of me wonders if the British bureaucracy is trying to drag this out to show who is "boss"
— Kirk Reeves, R.T. (@radiographicman) July 14, 2017
The Daily Wire has more information about Michio Hiriano, the physician mentioned in the tweet above by Tapper: “Hirano is a neurologist affiliated with New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.”
They continued: “Hirano was awarded several MDA research grants, and co-directed the MDA neuromuscular disease clinic at Columbia University and served on the Association’s Medical Advisory Committee. He specializes in disorders of the mitochondria.”
Time is of the essence for poor little Charlie.
The fact that Britain has given him little chance to live should not be acceptable, yet, unfortunately, is.
What a crazy time to be alive. What a crazy world to live in when the most innocent amongst us has little to no rights.