July 27, 2017

“Our hearts go out to the Gard family, who not only have suffered the loss of their precious baby boy, but have had to endure the interference and obstruction of the courts and British health system in their fight for their child’s life.  Whether one agrees with the Gard’s decision to pursue experimental treatment or not, this excruciating decision belonged to his loving and devoted parents.  There was no apparent legitimate justification for the courts to override and replace the unique parental bond of love in this case, which has only added to the heartbreak of Charlie’s passing.  The international response to the plight of this baby is a beautiful testament to the irreplaceable value of one human life.” Senior Policy Advisor, Maureen Ferguson