Some people diagnosed with terminal cancer choose to stop chemotherapy and live out their remaining months, while others fight for a chance at life with experimental treatment and surgery. Their struggle furthers cancer research and can help doctors treat people later. But the main issue is that people are making their own health decisions – something that U.K. courts aren’t allowing in the case of 10-month-old Charlie Gard.
Diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that doesn’t let him move or breathe on his own, Charlie has essentially been given a death sentence by U.K. courts. The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Charlie must be taken off life support, and the hospital won’t even let Charlie’s parents take him home.
On Thursday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck contrasted Charlie’s case with patients who have lived out their lives and exhausted every type of medical treatment at the end. Charlie's parents want to fight for his life; the government is trying to stop the family from making their own decisions about his care.
“The baby doesn’t have a choice,” he said.
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