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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha
The government acted on the advice given by the doctors.
There was no real viable treatment at the Vatican hospital either.
Yes it’s gotten messier than it should, but for people to say no effort was made to help him, is complete bs.
Regardless of what you or I think about this....Why is the government deciding and not the parents?
originally posted by: notsure1
Wow . I am sure most of you are aware of baby Alfie Evans in the UK.
The UK has basically decided to let this kid die because he has a degenerative neurological condition that doctors say is incurable.
Now the family who desperately want to keep their son alive has been offered free care at the Vatican hospital where they will try experimental treatments .
For some reason the UK government has decided to not let him go even though it will be no cost to them whatsoever.
Well now the hospital who has decided to murder this child (they are not even feeding him) is upset at all the hatemail and phone calls from around the world .
Not only upset but they have the police monitoring social media accounts looking for anyone speaking out against this and threatening legal action.
I do not understand why the UK would not let this family take their son somewhere else for treatment. You guys across the pond have no rights left .
No gun rights ,no freedom of speech ,not even the freedom to get your own child the care you think he needs.. The drs and the Government get the final say over your childs care ?
Not even the freedom to bitch about the care hes not getting without being arrested.
Despite the fact that this will come at no cost to the UK government or the hospital, they are legally forcing the family to stay in the UK, where they will be denied medical care because the government decided that it was not worth the effort to keep the boy alive. Even worse, the hospital has not been feeding the child while he is under their care, which is now court mandated.
Hey America you should be more civilized like us and give up your guns. Now excuse me while we go murder this child...
In England, if you have a stroke and have trouble swallowing, you could be allowed to starve to death? That is the logic i am seeing be supported here.
originally posted by: SATURN66
originally posted by: Whoisjohngalt
Well thats England for you. Be a good subject and obey the crown. Doesnt matter if thugs murder you in the street while you're defenseless or your child is dying and you want to try a hail mary. As long as the crown maintains control over its subjects, everything is fine.
sorry but our english law stoped this child from suffering anylonger, its put there for a reason, becouse at the end of the day the parants will fight tooth and nail to keep their child alive even if there is no hope
See, when he was alive, the kid had some kind of chance.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: cosmickat
in am pretty acquainted with what, in the US anyway, would be considered "standards of care".
to any medical staff i have discussed this with (my wife and several family are nurses), and they are all in agreement that this is a disgusting case of state over reach and the murder of a child.
none of them would have remained on the job were they charged with killing alfie in the place of one of your nurses. their nursing judgement would have had them feed the child or resign in protest as an act of advocacy.
you guys can try to rationalize this all you want. but it looks like murder from across the pond.