The road to Alfie Evans

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[…]  Alfie was diagnosed with a rare, neurodegenerative disease. Their parents wished to take him for experimental new treatment offered by foreign medical centers like the Vatican-run Bambino Gesú Hospital in Rome. But British courts and the European Court of Human Rights ruled against them.

Sadly, his was not the only such case. We should remember what happened last year with Charlie Gard, who suffered from mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS) and was legally prevented from receiving medical assistance in New York. […]