United Kingdom court rehears Charlie Gard case in light of new evidence

United Kingdom court rehears Charlie Gard case in light of new evidence

The parents of the baby, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, were asked by the parents of the baby at the gates of the Great Ormond street children's hospital to take their 11-month-old baby to an experimental treatment.

Judge Nicholas Francis gave the couple until Wednesday afternoon to present the evidence and set a new hearing for Thursday in a case that has drawn global attention.

Baby Charlie Gard's parents have collected a total of 350,000 signatures in support for new treatment to help save their baby's life.

However, on Friday, Great Ormond Street had said that two unidentified global hospitals had "communicated to us that they have fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment".

Grant Armstrong, representing Charlie's parents, said there was encouraging evidence from researchers at the Vatican's children's hospital about an experimental treatment.

Many in the global community disagree with Francis, including President Donald Trump, Pope Francis, a host of pro-life organizations, and Gard's supporters across the world, in light of Francis' previous decision to deny Gard treatment based on his judgement that Gard's life was not worth living.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates are pleading with courts to allow them to take the 11-month-old to undergo a therapy trial, in America, to battle his rare genetic condition, mitochondrial depletion syndrome.

Little Charlie Gard's last hope is to undergo experimental treatment in the USA, a move that has been blocked by European and British courts.

Here in Britain, Charlie Gard is an 11-month-old baby who suffers from a very rare inherited disease which means he can not move his arms or legs.

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Charlie's father Chris yelled across the court room at a barrister, demanding: When are you going to start telling the truth?

A GoFundMe page set up to raise money for his treatment has so far raised more than £1.3m.

The baby's mother, Connie Yates, added: "It's really hard".

Under British law, it is normal for courts to intervene when parents and doctors disagree on the treatment of a child - such as cases where a parent's religious beliefs prohibit blood transfusions.

"He is our son".

Francis - who also ruled on an earlier chapter in the case - said everyone involved in the case wanted the best for Charlie.

"I did my job", he said. We believe that we should have the right, as parents, to decide to give him a chance in life, "Connie Yates told reporters".

"My mother fought vigorously but the doctors, and this was what they said, "your son will always be a vegetable". -- This story has been corrected to show that the surname of the CEO of Americans United for Life is Foster, not Glenn.

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