Charlie Gard’s Parents Storm Out of Tense Hearing To Decide If Their Baby Can Live
By Lauretta Brown, Townhall
Chris Gard and Connie Yates, the parents of critically ill 11-month-old Charlie Gard who suffers from a rare genetic condition, stormed out of a hearing Thursday in which they were trying to make a medical case for an experimental treatment for their baby. Three British courts previously sided with the London Great Ormond Street Hospital’s decision to remove the baby’s life support against the parents’ wishes.
The judge, Mr. Justice Nicholas Francis, gave the parents two days to present new medical evidence in Charlie’s case at a hearing Monday.
Charlie's parents stormed out of the court two hours into Thursday’s hearing after disagreeing with a comment by the judge claiming that they had said that they wouldn’t want to prolong the baby’s life in its present state, only if there was hope of improvement.
Yates interrupted the judge exclaiming, "I never said that!"
She and Gard then angrily stormed out and the court paused for lunch shortly after.