World New hearing Monday for terminally ill British baby

04:31  10 july  2017
04:31  10 july  2017 Source:   cbsnews.com

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  Pope reverses Vatican stand on British sick baby case Pope Francis called Sunday for the parents of a terminally ill British baby to be allowed to do everything possible to treat their 10-month-old son, amending the Vatican's previous position after conservatives complained. In a statement, the Vatican press office said Francis "is following with affection and sadness the case of little Charlie Gard and expresses his closeness to his parents. For this he prays that their wish to accompany and treat their child until the end is not neglected.

The parents of Charlie Gard, a terminally - ill British baby , are trying to get him to the U.S. for an experimental treatment, and there's a hearing in London on Monday .

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The parents of Charlie Gard, a terminally-ill British baby, are trying to get him to the U.S. for an experimental treatment, and there's a hearing in London on Monday.

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Pope Francis and President Trump have already weighed in and Congress may be next.

Connie Yates and Chris Gard rallied support for their son Charlie on Sunday, extending a campaign to move the 11-month-old to America -- after doctors and judges in England determined that Charlie should be taken off life support.

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The parents of Charlie Gard, a terminally - ill British baby , are trying to get him to the U.S. for an experimental treatment, and there's a hearing in London … #babyproducts # baby .

Doctors have taken a terminally ill British toddler off of life support despite his parents’ pleas — but the family says the little boy is surviving on his own, prompting an emergency hearing in the case, according to reports. On Monday , Pope Francis voiced his support for Alfie.

"Unfortunately, they are not specialists in Charlie's condition, the specialists are in America -- where we want to go," Chris Gard says.

Charlie was born healthy but a severe genetic condition soon left him blind, deaf and unable to breathe. His doctors saw no hope of recovery.

But on Friday, instead of removing Charlie's breathing tubes, Charlie's hospital asked the courts for "a fresh hearing" in light of "new evidence relating to potential treatment."

"We've been fighting for this medication since November. He's our son, he's our flesh and blood. He deserves a chance," Yates says.

That chance could come via New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Doctors have offered to try an experimental drug, if Charlie can be safely and legally transferred, or the drug can be shipped to London. This is not considered a cure.

U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) want Charlie to have a chance here in the U.S., regardless of what the English courts determine. This week, they plan to introduce a bill that would give the family permanent U.S. residency -- an open door to treatment.

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The parents of Charlie Gard, the terminally ill baby at the center of a trans-Atlantic appeal, is still fighting to keep their son alive. LONDON — The parents of Charlie Gard, the terminally ill British baby at the center of a trans-Atlantic appeal, returned to a court here Thursday in a renewed effort to keep their son alive.

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