Pope and President Defend Charlie Gard’s Human Dignity, Parental Rights

Pope Francis talks with U.S. President Donald Trump during a private audience at the Vatican

PHILADELPHIA, July 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — In separate statements of support, Pope Francis and President Donald Trump have vigorously defended little Charlie Gard’s human dignity, and the right of his parents — Chris and Connie — to do everything in their power to save the life of their disabled son.

Further, President Trump has extended a welcome to Charlie Gard in a U.S. hospital. The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network applauds both leaders for their heroic witness and protection of our most vulnerable and disabled brothers and sisters.

Charlie Gard, born with a rare genetic condition, experiences seizures, lives with a brain injury, and requires a ventilator to breath. Despite his parents’ wishes to attempt to treat their son, British and European bureaucrats, and the courts have not only denied the parents’ wish to continue life-sustaining treatment, but have in fact barred Charlie’s parents from taking him to a medical facility willing to care for him. CONTINUE