Doctors told to keep ill baby on life support
Doctors have been told to continue providing lifesupport treatment to a terminally ill baby at the centre of a high-profile legal battle for another three weeks to give judges in the European Court of Human Rights time to analyse the case.
Chris Gard and Connie Yates want ten-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, to undergo a therapy trial in the US.
Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, where Charlie is being cared for, say therapy proposed by a doctor in the US will not help.
Charlie’s parents hope judges in the European Court of Human Rights will come to their aid. Strasbourg judges say they will treat the case with the “utmost urgency”.