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Charlie Gard’s Parents End Legal Fight As Time Runs Out for Baby

July 24, 2017

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The parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard have ended their legal challenge to take him to the US for experimental treatment.

A lawyer representing Chris Gard and Connie Yates told the High Court that “time had run out” for the baby.

Grant Armstrong said Charlie’s parents had made the decision because an American doctor said it was too late to give him nucleoside therapy.

“The parents’ worst fears have been confirmed”, Mr Armstrong said.

“It is now too late to treat Charlie,” he continued.

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