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  • The story is about an English child, and a very sad story at that. My heart goes out to the young parents of that little boy. I appreciate the parents wanting to keep the child on life support, and hoping for a miracle cure elsewhere. But when the brain has deteriorated long past the point of being able to recover from a terminal illness, as was the case here, as cruel as it may sound ..I believe the doctors and courts made the right decision for the sake of the child. Moving him to Italy wouldn't have saved him, it would have only prolonged the inevitable outcome. For those who don't know the story I'm posting a link and encourage you to read it all before passing judgement....http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-43754949
    • Hardcore Conservative
      I understand the reasoning behind their decision, Ice. My question is really about the idea that the state is taking away all decisions from the parents. When you have other places that are willing to make attempts at other remedies and the government won't even allow anyone else to try? That, I have a problem with.
  • i dont think so
  • That's wrong on so many levels! They admitted they don't even know what's wrong. Others are willing to help at no cost to the government. Doctors claimed he'd die within minutes and he's already been breathing over 20 hrs, so guess what? THEY'RE WRONG! In my opinion they want these children dead so no Miracles can happen. Because they're afraid that there really is a God. These people have no respect for human life. Obviously they learned nothing from the life of Stephen Hawking. Thank you for this question and bringing it to my attention.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      I understand what you're saying, Linda, but I don't think it's a religious argument. Personally, I think that while the state has the obligation to protect the children, in many cases, especially this one, the government should not be able to tell someone that they cannot take their child elsewhere for treatment. I mean, the doctors said that there was nothing they could do. So, why not let someone else try? I think this a prime example of one of the major faults in socialized healthcare....some government bureaucrat making your medical decisions for you.
    • Linda Joy
      I agree. I just can't think of any other reason they would prevent this child from getting a chance.

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