A House committee has adopted an amendment that would give Charlie Gard and his parents legal permanent residence so the 11-month-old baby can come to the U.S. for medical treatment.
Chris Gard and Connie Yates have been fighting for the right to try using experimental treatment to help their infant son, who has been diagnosed as terminally ill due to a rare genetic condition. With no other available options, the British couple crowdfunded more than £1.3M to cover a trip to the U.S. to work with doctors specializing in similar cases.
“I would relinquish my citizenship so fast from a country that was trying to take my child away and telling me that they have power over all of the decisions, life and death, of my child,” Glenn Beck said on Wednesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
Their tragic story became international news when British courts blocked the parents from taking Charlie to the U.S. and even from bringing him home. His doctors say Charlie should be taken off life support and allowed to die in the hospital, and the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Gard and Yates must leave Charlie in the hospital’s care so he can “die with dignity.”
The House Appropriations Committee amendment granting legal U.S. residency to the family would need to pass a vote in both the House and the Senate before becoming law.
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