The problem is that the court sees its job as deciding what’s in the best interests of the child, and the parent’s decision making power holds very little sway on them.
The parents of a baby with a rare disease stormed out of a London court hearing in an emotional outburst on Thursday, as the couple tried to persuade a judge to let them take their critically-ill child to the United States for medical treatment.
Charlie Gard’s parents are challenging the view of Britain’s most famous children’s hospital, arguing that treatment abroad is in the best interest of the 11-month-old suffering from a rare genetic condition.
A succession of judges has backed specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital, who argue experimental treatment in America won’t help and may cause suffering for Charlie. The parents hoped to present fresh evidence to alter that view.
A miracle would be nice right now.