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UK Court Rules NHS Can Stop Charlie Gard’s Treatment over Parents’ Objections

Following a long line of similar British cases, a UK court has ruled in favor of clinical recommendations that Charlie Gard die peacefully.  Charlie’s parents wanted to pursue aggressive directed treatment.


“Although the parents have parental responsibility, overriding control is vested in the court exercising its independent and objective judgment in the child’s best interests.”

Source: bioethics.net, a blog maintained by the editorial staff of The American Journal of Bioethics.

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