strong>Donald Trump offered Monday to help the parents of Charlie Gard, a 10-month-old British baby with a rare genetic disorder whose justice has authorized the end of life.
“If we can help the little #CharlieGard, as our British friends and the pope are asking, we would be delighted to do so,” tweeted the president of the United States. The parents of the infant with a rare mitochondrial disease wish to take it to the United States, where they may benefit from an experimental treatment.
A White House spokesman later clarified that members of the Trump administration had “talked to the family on phone calls arranged by the British government.”
Donald Trump “himself has not spoken to the family, he does not want to put pressure on them,” said Ferré. “President Trump has offered to help the family in this heartbreaking situation,” the spokeswoman said.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) authorized on 27 June the end of the baby’s survival, following the British court which had previously allowed the end of the artificial ventilation of the child.
Sunday, Pope Francis entered the debate by supporting the parents of Charlie Gard, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, and saying to follow “with emotion” this case.
“He prays for them in the hope that their desire to accompany and care for their child will not be disregarded,” the Vatican said in a statement in Italian, using the term “curare”, meaning “s Occupy “and” treat “.
The hospital where the baby is being treated, the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, has asked for permission to stop the artificial ventilation of the child in order to provide palliative care.
The British High Court ruled in favor of the hospital on 6 June, mainly because the child’s prospects for cure were low and the prolongation of treatment with no realistic positive outcome only prolonged his suffering.