Less than a year after the UK courts ordered the euthanasia of ‘Little’ Charlie Gard against his parents’ wishes, British doctors are again arguing that a “profoundly disabled” 11-month old infant should suffer the same fate; claiming further medical treatment would be “futile.”
According to the Guardian, Isaiah Haastrup suffered serious brain damage and other life-threatening injuries at child birth, requiring round-the-clock life support in order to live. Lawyers for the British doctors told the courts that prolonging the infant’s life would bring about substantial and unnecessary “suffering.”
“We always take account of the views of parents,” one medical professional told the court. “The needs of the child are paramount […] Isaiah needs life support in order to stay alive.”
Opposing those lawyers are the boy’s parents, who wish to seek further treatment in the hospital with the hopes of one day bringing Isaiah home.
“You have not seen Isaiah being cuddled and stroked by mummy and daddy,” said attorneys for the infant’s father.
The case is expected to continue for weeks, with legal experts expecting the court to side with the doctors and remove Isaiah from life support within the coming months.
HILLARY’S HEALTH: Clinton STILL INJURED Two Months After Mysterious UK Incident
Doomed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was spotted wearing a post-surgery cast on her foot during a recent public event, raising speculation about her health nearly two months after mysteriously collapsing down a flight of stairs during her visit to the UK.
The former Secretary of State was speaking at an event in Vancouver, promoting her recent memoir “What Happened,” when she was seen sporting her recovery cast, suggesting her injuries sustained abroad may be more serious than previously thought.
The 70-year-old politician claims she “fell down a flight of stairs” while holding a cup of coffee during her trip to the United Kingdom. Clinton abruptly canceled her scheduled speaking events, leaving many in the British press to wonder what happened to the former First Lady.
“I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards,” said Clinton in October. “I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe. I’ve received excellent care from your excellent health service.”
Watch Clinton’s public event below:
h/t Daily Mail