- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The family of Alfie Evans got an unexpected ray of hope Wednesday as an appeals court agreed to examine their case. 

Tom Evans informed ITV television that the court reached out to their attorney and informed them that they would hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling that they could not take seek medical care for their 23-month-old child. The lower court ruled that Alfie must remain in a government-run hospital where doctors ordered live-support machines removed and determined they would provide no more care for the boy. 

The hospital issued the following statement to the public: 

“This evening the High Court again ruled that it is in Alfie’s best interests to continue with the end of life care plan developed by the clinical team who have cared for him throughout.

“Our top priority therefore remains in ensuring Alfie receives the care he deserves to ensure his comfort, dignity and privacy are maintained throughout.

“This includes working closely with Kate and Tom as they spend this precious time together with him. We would be grateful if respect and consideration is shown to all our staff, patients and families at the hospital at this difficult time.”

“End of life care plan developed by the clinical team” is government-run health care speak for “Death Panels” for those of you keeping score at home. 

Father Frank Pavone, Executive Director for Priests for Life, has been consulting with the Evans family.  He appeared on my radio program on WMAL in Washington DC Tuesday to discuss Alfie

Some tidbits: 

  • Doctors still do not know what is actually wrong with the baby. He remains un-diagnosed, but doctors have determined he can’t be saved.
  • Italy has granted the child Italian citizenship so he can receive care in a Roman hospital
  • An Italian air ambulance is standing by at the hospital to take Alfie for care the moment British courts allow him into his parents’ custody

Listen to the entire interview here: 

 


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