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To Stand for Life Is to Stand with Charlie Gard

Tue, Jul. 18, 2017 Posted: 11:33 PM


Imagine someone invading the hospital room of your loved one and decreeing that he must die. That's essentially (and bluntly) what has happened in the case of precious Charlie Gard.

Charlie Gard is a critically ill, eleven month old child in Great Britain. His parents want the opportunity to bring him to the United States so that he may receive an experimental treatment for his rare genetic condition.

Why not try to help him live? No good reason exists to stop him from receiving the treatment. He would not suffer inhumanely. And his parents have the funds to do it.

In fact, Charlie's parents have raised over $1.6 million for both travel and treatment expenses. They have been invited by specialists in the United States and Italy. These specialists believe they can help Charlie. But tragically, the British courts are forbidding Charlie from receiving the treatment.

Congressman Steve King of Iowa explains the situation further, "It will be a horrific affront to every parent's innate right to care for their children if British courts refuse to allow Charlie Gard's parents to pursue offered treatment for their son... British courts should not be allowed to subject an innocent, eleven month old child to the equivalent of a death sentence when hope for a cure exists, and when his parents wish to pursue it at their own expense. The world is watching this story unfold, and the British legal system is being judged harshly."

Charlie's life deserves a chance. No doctor, hospital, or court has the right to deny him critical care. It is extremely unethical to deny this baby treatment. In fact, it's absolutely unpardonable. Charlie deserves a chance. It's not for a court to decide!

Tragically, Charlie Gard is not the first and likely won't be the last victim of situations like this...unless people stop the implementation of evil policies. So please read the following article by Wesley J. Smith to learn a wider scope of today's anti-life practices that can occur in the courts and hospitals. We must educate ourselves and others while speaking out to stop what is happening in Great Britain and in the United States. Also, read on to see a statement by Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo's brother. (Bobby is in Great Britain advocating for Charlie.)

Pray, stay informed, and do everything within your own area to defend life. Life is a gift. All life is a gift. And we must take action to preserve it.

We stand for life, and we stand with Charlie. Join us.

God bless you always,
Carrie Stoelting and Stacie Stoelting
Sisters and founders of Unite the USA

Carrie Stoelting