For the second time in a year, the commissars of socialist ‘health care’ in the United Kingdom have presided over the death of a young child after determining — contrary to the wishes of the parents — that the child’s illness was untreatable, thus resigning the child to a state-sanctioned death sentence.
In both cases, treatment was being offered by medical experts in another country, but the UK denied parents the right to leave the UK to seek alternative treatment.
The tragic death of Alfie Evans early yesterday morning wasn’t merely a case of big government gone awry.
It was an international human rights violation after Italy actually granted Alfie citizenship, which UK authorities refused to honor.
But let’s not be too quick to point fingers. Obamacare’s death panels would have resulted in precisely the same outcome.
Now in the West, the right to life is conditioned on the whim of the Leviathan.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
In the wee hours of Saturday morning, 23-month-old Alfie Evans yielded up his spirit, after days of fighting on after staff at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital removed his ventilator in an act intended to result in his death. The British courts ruled that such a death was in his “best interest.”
“Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30 am. We are heart broken. Thank you everyone for all your support,” Kate James, Alfie Evans’ mother, shared on Facebook.
“My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 2:30,” Tom Evans, the boy’s father, announced on Facebook. He said he and his wife were “absolutely heartbroken,” adding, “I LOVE YOU MY GUY.”
The tragedy may have been inevitable, but the young boy’s death was helped along by the same British court system that prevented the parents of Charlie Gard from taking their terminally ill 11-month-old boy to New York for experimental treatment.