Charlie Gard dies after life-support withdrawn in hospice

The Gard family’s lengthy legal battle was disputed in the U.K. High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, all of which ruled Charlie’s life support treatment should end. British doctors of Great Ormand Street Hospital argued through their lawyers that Charlie’s condition could not be improved with treatment because he had already developed irreversible brain damage at five months old and that the effects of his rare condition were “unstoppable.” The European Court of Human Rights refused to weigh in on the case. Gard’s parents ended their fight with the courts on July 24 and their baby was moved to a hospice on July 27.

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