A 10-month-old baby with a rare genetic disorder has been sentenced to death by a European court, but the Vatican is making an eleventh-hour effort to help his parents fight for his life.
Parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard raised £1.3 million through crowdfunding to cover experimental medical treatment for Charlie in the U.S., but the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the baby can’t leave the hospital. His parents are not only banned from making medical choices for him, but are also even forbidden to take him home for his last moments of life.
President Donald Trump has offered assistance for Charlie and his parents, while the Hospital of the Vatican has requested that Charlie be moved there. Charlie was supposed to be taken off life support on Friday after the court’s decision, but his time has been extended.
The tragic case illustrates a shift in the Western mindset away from valuing children, Glenn Beck said on Wednesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
Our culture has valued life, fighting for the lives of children and respecting people who live with disabilities.
“We fought the hardest for life, all life,” Glenn said.
A society should be known by how it treats its most vulnerable members, so what does it mean when a Western court decides a baby needs to die because that’s what the medical system wants?
“How does a Western society fight against the right of someone to fight for their life?” Glenn asked.
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