April 28, 2018
23 month old Alfie Evans has died after his parents lost their legal fight to continue his life support pic.twitter.com/jxo3vXvpkE
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 28, 2018
This is a big win for the British government.
Not only do they literally own their subjects, but they can just outright deny them the right to medical treatment to keep them alive. They can even tell them they’re not allowed to leave the country to get free medical treatment elsewhere.
Really, the UK state has proved that even with a childless old hag in charge, it is powerful enough to kill children with impunity.
Alfie Evans, a terminally ill British toddler whose case drew attention from Pope Francis and others around the world, has died, his parents announced Saturday morning.
Parents Kate James, 20, and Tom Evans, 21, wrote on Facebook that they were “absolutely heartbroken” that they had lost their son.
Yes, yes. I’m sure.
But you have to understand – this was for the greater good.
Alfie was born in May 2016. Later that year he suffered a series of seizures and was admitted to a hospital in Liverpool where he has been since, BBC reported.
Alfie developed an incurable degenerative brain condition and was at the center of a legal battle over his treatment.
Medics struggled to precisely identify Alfie’s condition.
Doctors said further treatment was futile and recommended that Alfie be allowed to die, but his parents — backed by the pope and Christian groups — fought for months to take him to a hospital in Italy so he could be kept on life support.
The hospital withdrew Alfie’s life support Monday after a series of court rulings sided with doctors who said continuing Alfie’s treatment was “not in Alfie’s best interests.”
Justice Anthony Hayden, a U.K. judge, said the ruling “represents the final chapter in the life of this extraordinary boy.”
Under British law, courts often intervene when parents and doctors disagree over the treatment of a child, who’s rights often take precedent over the parent’s right to decide what’s best.
Truly, a victory for the British over all odds.
Because the Italians were literally like “look, we’ll come pick him up, we’ll pay all the costs” and the Theresa Regime was like “no, we’ve decided this child will die, and die he shall.”
RIP Alfie Evans. Heart breaking news to hear this morning, My thoughts & prayers are with his parents, they did everything they could for this little man 🙏🏽 God rest his soul 💙 pic.twitter.com/lmeKMsoXQr
— Frank Bruno MBE (@frankbrunoboxer) April 28, 2018
High five, Theresa.
You really showed that toddler who’s boss.
He’s dead and you’re still rocking on.
Now, let’s take our focus back to the REAL children we should be caring about – the ones getting sprayed with water hoses on YouTube videos in Syria.