GOSH: Release Charlie Gard to USA for treatment
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Charlie Gard's life hangs in the balance, and time is running out.
I am writing to appeal, urge and indeed, beg you to grant him clemency. I call upon you to release Charlie Gard from Great Ormond Street Hospital for the purpose of his parents taking him to America to try the experimental treatment they have found that will at least give Charlie a chance at life.
He has an inalienable right to life, just as his parents have inalienable rights to make the ultimate decision regarding his treatment. He is being held in your hospital against their will, and his life support machines are due to be switched off against their will. This is not democracy. This is dictatorship.
The court decisions are final, so the solution to this matter rests only with you now.
We, the undersigned, beg you to grant Charlie Gard clemency by acknowledging his right to life and his parents' rights to make the ultimate decision about his care and medical treatments, and by releasing him from your care so that his parents can try the treatment that the doctor in the USA is ready and willing to give him.
This is an urgent matter, and lives are at stake, as is Great Ormond Street Hosptial's reputation, which is threatening to also bring down the reputations of the NHS and indeed, Britain itself.
I thank you for reading this, and I beg you to please act, and please act swiftly.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, who stand with Charlie and his parents, will be exceedingly grateful to you.
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