Charlie, the courts, and you

The life of Charlie Gard is still on the line.

Get latest on Charlie — and how it impacts you — in this new podcast episode.

Charlie is the seriously ill 11-month-old British boy at the center of a major controversy in London. His parents want to take him to the United States for treatment, but thus far, the hospital where he’s staying — and the courts — are refusing to let his parents move him.

The story has implications for all aspects of the pro-life movement, as well as serious concerns regarding parental rights and responsibilities.

That’s a topic that Matt Britton, 40 Days for Life’s board chair and general counsel, discusses with me and our international campaign director Robert Colquhoun on the latest edition of the 40 Days for Life podcast

Deeply troubling statements have been made in regard to Charlie — that since he will never be a “normal” boy, it’s “in his best interest” that life support be discontinued. An “ethics expert” even says there are situations in which a sick person is better off dead!

We also look at some of the history of the case … and where precedents set here could have a negative aspect in other applications.

If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out the video that Matt and I recorded with 40 Days for Life board member Haywood Robinson, M.D. We’re outside the hospital in London where Charlie is being treated. Dr. Robinson — who once performed abortions early in his medical career — has a unique perspective that you won’t want to miss.

Please keep Charlie and his parents in your prayers … and never hesitate to speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.

  • boaz12

    Charlie’s dilemma is a temperature check on the west. The result- we have grown cold and indifferent. The state run health care has decided to pull the plug on Charlie and his parent’s be damned. hospitals should be places of healing not death.

    Here in the Twin Cities, (Minnesota) in 2011 at the end of a 40 Days for Life campaign a leading pediatric level 1 trauma center closed its abortion unit. The hospital that prided itself on saving and treating 22 week old children on one floor were taking the lives of healthy 23 week old children on another.

    “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many will wax cold.” Matthew 24:12