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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Charlie Gard's Fate Shouldn't Be Decided By the State


By Town Hall, July 12, 2017

Charlie Gard's parents are doing the wrong thing -- and I'd probably do it too. Charlie Gard, if you haven't heard, is the 11-month-old baby whose plight has become a popular cause in England and, increasingly, the United States.

Charlie seemed like any other healthy baby when he was born. His parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, were ecstatic. But when they later noticed that he was struggling to move his head, they consulted doctors who ultimately diagnosed Charlie with infantile onset encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. In brief, Charlie lacks the DNA to create enough mitochondria, which provide energy to cells in the muscles and the brain. It's a fatal disease -- and incredibly rare. Charlie is the 16th documented case worldwide.


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