The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday. (July 24)
LONDONÂ â A British court was expected to make a decision Thursday that will affect when and whereÂ terminally ill infant Charlie Gard will die.Â
The judge in the case could rule that 11-month-old Charlie should beÂ moved from a London hospital to a hospice and his life-support machinesÂ will be turned off shortly afterward unless his parents come up with alternative arrangements acceptable to the High Court.
Chris Gard and Connie Yates, Charlie’s parents,Â were seeking permission to let him die at home, but they gave up on that after objections from the judge who worried about the practical implicationsÂ for a patient with complex care needs. Charlie has a degenerative genetic disorder that has left him unable to move. He needs a ventilator to breathe.
The couple has nowÂ conceded that Charlie should be moved to…