Charlie Gard's Parents Say Judge Denied Last Wish

Baby will be taken off life support in hospice
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2017 4:32 PM CDT
Connie Yates, mother of critically ill baby Charlie Gard arrives at the Royal Court of Justice in London, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

(Newser) – In what was one of their final wishes for their son's life, Charlie Gard's parents say they wanted to spend "a week or so" in hospice with him before he would be taken off life support, the Guardian reports. A judge denied that possibility Thursday. A British high court ruled Charlie can't be kept on a ventilator for a "significant" amount of time in hospice as that would require around-the-clock intensive care. Instead, the baby will be moved to hospice and "inevitably" die shortly, according to CNN. "We've had no control over our son's life and no control over our son's death," says Connie Yates, Charlie's mother. Charlie has irreparable brain damage due to a rare degenerative condition. (Read more Charlie Gard stories.)

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