Posts in July 2017

  1. Charlie Gard and Parents’ Judgments of their Child’s Interests

    [ By on July 19, 2017 ]

    I have been following the case of Charlie Gard.  Charlie, a one year old boy from the UK, was born apparently healthy, but began showing signs of serious problems at just a few months old.  Ultimately, he was diagnosed with Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome (MDDS), a disease that is going to kill him, a conclusion that can be made with virtually 100% certainty.  For more on his case, please see the Wikipedia entry.  Though it is exceedingly difficult to get unbiased information in these cases, I am strangely devoted to Wikipedia because I feel that all of those who have a stake in this case will do what they can to have their point of view recorded accurately. I am ...

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