Charlie Gard's parents 'hopeful' ahead of latest court hearing in treatment case

Court To Rehear Charlie Gard's Case

A United Kingdom judge has allowed the parents of a terminally ill baby to present fresh evidence in their campaign for their son to be allowed to receive experimental treatment. So the bad case of Charlie Gard serves both to raise hard and important questions about the proper contours of parental rights - and to sound unwarranted alarms about the horrors of socialized medicine and the insidious arrival of death panels.

"Trump tweeted: 'If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the United Kingdom and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so'".

They nevertheless called for a new hearing before the British High Court of Justice, deeming it necessary to take into account the "new elements for experimental treatment" proposed by "two global hospitals". They raised the funds required to do so through an online crowdfunding campaign.

Emotions ran high during the hearing with ITV News also reporting that the child's father yelled at a barrister representing Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), where his son is being treated, "when are you going to start telling the truth?"

Charlie's parents, from Bedfont, west London, spoke out on Sunday, saying they wanted to respond to what they described as "myths" in their son's case and criticised "misinformation".

The hospital said it had itself applied to a court in Britain "for a fresh hearing in the case of Charlie Gard in light of claims of new evidence relating to potential treatment of his condition".

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"Mum and Dad say that if Charlie is still fighting then they are still fighting", the spokesperson added.

However, because of Britian's socialized medicine, the doctors there have overruled the parents and won't let them take their son to another hospital for care. However, the courts have denied them their right to take Charlie to a new hospital. "I will be the first to welcome that outcome", Francis told Gard's lawyers. However, a lawyer for the United Kingdom hospital said during the proceedings there was "nothing that could be called new evidence", according to The Guardian. It is wrong to understand Charlie's case as a cartoonish conflict between loving parents on the one side and an overbearing bureaucratic state and its heartless doctors on the other. The couple also sought to have the case heard by the U.K. Supreme Court in June, but the case was also dismissed.

The British hospital on Friday had said it stood by its opinion that Gard's rare form of mitochondrial disease, which causes progressive muscle weakness in key organs such as the heart, was not treatable.

Who will care for Charlie if he does have treatment?

"This is about Charlie and giving him the chance he needs".

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