Unfortunately we’ve arrived at a point again where the United Kingdom has decided that they have the right to block a child’s parents from recieving the healthcare he deserves. Back last year we had this same issue with Charlie Gard, who the government would not allow to be flown to the United States or the Vatican for treatment and instead was removed from his life saving medicine and died.
We are seeing the same thing happening to Alfie Evans, a toddler who has been on life support for over a year now after contracting an unknown disease. The United Kingdom which has socialized healthcare, has detirmined that his treatment was too expensive for the state to continue to keep him on life support. His parents have pleaded for help from the hospital but were denied and Alfie was taken off life support on April 23.
By the grace of God, Alfie has managed to breath and live without the life support since then but his life still hangs in the balance.
This is an inate violation of human rights, denying someone healthcare because its too expensive and is a clear depiction of the horrors of state controlled medicine. If parents have to give up the right to care for their child so that they can get cheaper healthcare, they are not doing their parental duty to care for their children.
Charlie Gard’s parents are calling for a change of laws because of what happened to their son and what is happening to Alfie. The parents of Alfie have brought the case before the European Court of Human Rights in hopes of changing Alfies possible outcome.
I want to make sure that everyone understands the issue that this creates in our society. Yes healthcare should be affordable, but the state has no right to detirmine who lives and who dies. This is especially ironic because in the UK you can fly to Switzerland to kill yourself, but cant fly to Italy to save your sons life. The police will stop you.
Also, where are all the pro-choice supporters in this? If they were truly pro-choice, they would be supporting Alfie’s parents decision to save his life.
I’ll have more on this in the coming weeks, I’m a bit busy now. PLEASE PRAY FOR ALFIE AND HIS PARENTS.
May the Dogma of the Catholic Church live loudly from within you,