I cannot understand the arrogance and stubbornness of these two young people who have been SO DETERMINED to keep their child alive at all costs.
The cost is mostly the child’s!
This has dragged on for months, extending Charlie’s probable suffering. It should have been decided at the beginning that all hope was lost and the most LOVING thing to do would be to turn off the machines.
I would not like us to return to the practise that an old midwife told me about in times past. They made no effort to save babies that were considered “wrong uns”. They had faith that death was a better option than survival. Nowadays we have technology that can give “wrong uns” good lives compared to the 1920’s.
But we have become obsessed with life at all costs – at ALL costs.
Are these poor young people not courageous enough to admit it would be better for Charlie, for them, for society, to agree to turning off the life support machines?
“European Court judges have now concluded it was most likely Charlie was “being exposed to continued pain, suffering and distress” and undergoing experimental treatment with “no prospects of success… would offer no benefit”.” Link
The most loving thing we can do for the precious people (and pets!) in our lives, is to free them from suffering if they need us to. There is no BLAME in that.