In the UK, AUL President & CEO calls on British Officials and Hospital Leadership to Allow Parents to Make Treatment Choices for Charlie Gard
“I am Charlie. We all are Charlie. He could be my child, or your child, or any one of us,” said AUL’s Catherine Glenn Foster, president and CEO of Americans United for Life. “The life and death struggle facing Charlie’s parents could happen to anyone, which is why we are fighting for their right to determine their son’s welfare.”
Americans United for Life President and CEO Catherine Glenn Foster is calling on British officials and hospital leadership at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London to turn over the treatment decisions for 11-month-old Charlie Gard to his parents, who have been fighting against efforts to remove the child’s life support and to move him to a hospital willing to explore treatment options. Charlie suffers from a rare genetic disorder, mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, which can cause weakened muscles and organ dysfunction, among other symptoms. Foster is in London as part of a team invited by and advocating for the family, who has for the most part been shut out from the decision making over Charlie’s care.
• In the UK, AUL President & CEO notes that Charlie Gard “still has a fighting chance,” says today’s hearing opened options for child whose parents have not been allowed to choose expert-recommended life-affirming treatment for their son
• In the UK, AUL President & CEO calls on British Officials and Hospital Leadership to Allow Parents to Make Treatment Choices for Charlie Gard