The Vatican has come out against the parents of terminally ill British ten-month-old Charlie Gard. Gard, who suffers from a mitochondrial disease, is dying in Great Britain’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. Gard’s parents want to take him to the United States for experimental therapy.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled against the parents, preventing the boy from being able to travel to the United States for experimental care. The BBC ran the headline “Charlie Gard parents given more time to say goodbye to terminally ill son.”
This is a picture of the child. The child is Catholic, and was photographed holding a St. Jude medallion. St. Jude is the patron saint of lost causes.
This is what the hospital had to say:
With the agreement of Charlie Gard’s parents, Great Ormond Street Hospital is issuing this statement: pic.twitter.com/acKhuPCdSo
— GOSH Charity (@GOSHCharity) June 30, 2017
Here is what Pope Francis’ Vatican had to say:
“The matter of the English baby Charlie Gard and his parents has meant both pain and hope for all of us. We feel close to him, to his mother, his father, and all those who have cared for him and struggled together with him until now. For them, and for those who are called to decide their future, we raise to the Lord of Life our prayers, knowing that “in the Lord our labor will not be in vain.” (1 Cor. 15:58)
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales issued a statement today that recognizes above all the complexity of the situation, the heartrending pain of the parents, and the efforts of so many to determine what is best for Charlie. The Bishops’ statement also reaffirms that “we should never act with the deliberate intention to end a human life, including the removal of nutrition and hydration, so that death might be achieved” but that “we do, sometimes, however, have to recognize the limitations of what can be done, while always acting humanely in the service of the sick person until the time of natural death occurs.”
The proper question to be raised in this and in any other unfortunately similar case is this: what are the best interests of the patient? We must do what advances the health of the patient, but we must also accept the limits of medicine and, as stated in paragraph 65 of the Encyclical Evangelium Vitae, avoid aggressive medical procedures that are disproportionate to any expected results or excessively burdensome to the patient or the family. Likewise, the wishes of parents must heard and respected, but they too must be helped to understand the unique difficulty of their situation and not be left to face their painful decisions alone. If the relationship between doctor and patient (or parents as in Charlie’s case) is interfered with, everything becomes more difficult and legal action becomes a last resort, with the accompanying risk of ideological or political manipulation, which is always to be avoided, or of media sensationalism, which can be sadly superficial.
Dear Charlie, dear parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates, we are praying for you and with you.
✠ Vincenzo Paglia President
Vatican City, June 28th 2017”
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Trump Administration Posits That Transgender ‘Girls’ are Male, Triggering LGBT Advocates
The Trump administration is striking back against LGBT insanity.
The Trump administration, led by Attorney General William Barr, is pushing back against LGBT insanity that is causing young girls to lose scholarship opportunities by competing against biological males in school sporting events.
The Department of Justice issued a legal document on Tuesday in Hartford, Conn. The document pertains to a case filed by the pro-Christian legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom, who are representing high school girls on the receiving end of alleged discrimination by school officials allowing birth men to participate in their sporting events.
The feds allege that the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) is violating Title IX in how the agency interprets gender identity.
“Under CIAC’s interpretation of Title IX, however, schools may not account for the real physiological differences between men and women. Instead, schools must have certain biological males — namely, those who publicly identify as female — compete against biological females,” Barr and his team wrote about the case.
“In so doing, CIAC deprives those women of the single-sex athletic competitions that are one of the marquee accomplishments of Title IX,” they added.
High school seniors Selina Soule of Glastonbury, Conn., and Chelsea Mitchell of Canton, Conn. filed the lawsuit along with co-plaintiff Alanna Smith, a sophomore at Danbury High School, last year in order to push back against transgender insanity.
“What Plaintiffs alleged — and what is true — is that due to physiological differences, female athletes cannot beat ‘comparably talented and trained’ males,” ADF attorney Christiana Holcomb said about the case.
Far-left special interest groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are up in arms about the Trump administration’s embrace of common sense and rejection of LGBT dogma. ACLU attorney Chase Strangio made a strange allusion to coronavirus while whining about the administration’s behavior in a Twitter post.
“This is what the Attorney General is prioritizing while 12 people died last night from COVID-19 related complications at the hospital near my house. When we let the gov’t police our bodies like this, they will always leave “undesirable” bodies to die,” Strangio worte.
Strangio is representing the boys who claim they are girls and is adamant about their “right” to deprive biological women of their ability to receive scholarships opportunities in sports.
“Our clients are two high school seniors who are just trying to enjoy their final track season of high school and who now have to contend with the federal government arguing against their right to equal educational opportunities,” Strangio said to the AP.
“History will look back on these anti-trans attacks with deep regret and shame. In the meantime we will continue to fight for the rights of all girls to participate in the sports they love,” he added.
Big League Politics will continue to cover this case as it makes its way through the courts as well as other perverse and abusive actions related to the satanic LGBT agenda.
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