A New York City hospital on Thursday said it would be willing to admit and evaluate Charlie Gard, the terminally ill 11-month-old in London, just days after a European court ruled he should be taken off life support, which has elicited reactions from President Donald Trump and Pope Francis. New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Irving Medical Center offered to admit Charlie "provided that arrangements are made to safely transfer him to our facility, legal hurdles are cleared, and we receive emergency approval from the FDA for an experimental treatment as appropriate," . Another option was given to Charlie's parents, Connie Yates and Andy Gard, and to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Charlie is currently being treated. The U.S. hospital said it could supply the experimental drug the boy's parents wanted to try to the U.K. hospital, and provide instruction on how to administer it to an 11-month old baby. Charlie has a rare genetic disease and resulting brain damage that has left him without the ability to move his arms and legs, eat or breathe on his own. He suffers from infantile onset encephalomyopathy mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS).
Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council joined the Todd Starnes Show today to discuss why the UK is making it nearly impossible for baby Charlie's family to keep him alive and who should be able to decide what's in Charlie's best interest, his parents or the government?
Arina Grossu on President Trump advocating for baby Charlie:
President Trump is meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the G20 summit, to push for the rights of Charlie's parents to take care of Charlie and give him every chance possible at treatment by coming to the U.S.
Arina Grossu on London's Great Ormond Street Hospital making the decision which prevents Charlie from receiving life-saving treatment:
Every parent should have the right to make decisions for his or her child's care and the hospital has decided that no, Charlie should not come to the U.S. to receive this treatment and no, Charlie can not even be released to his parents to die at home and they have made this decision 'on behalf of Charlie's best interest'.
Listen to the full interview below: