The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday. (July 24)
LONDON — A British court was expected to make a decision Thursday that will affect when and where terminally ill infant Charlie Gard will die.
The judge in the case could rule that 11-month-old Charlie should be moved from a London hospital to a hospice and his life-support machines will be turned off shortly afterward unless his parents come up with alternative arrangements acceptable to the High Court. The decision could come as early as noon London time (7 a.m. ET).
Chris Gard and Connie Yates were seeking permission to let him die at home, but they gave up on that after objections from the judge who worried about the practical implications for a patient with complex care needs. Charlie has a degenerative genetic disorder that has left him unable to move. He needs a ventilator to breathe.
The couple has also conceded that…