Charlie Gard's parents seek permission to bring son home

Lawyers in Charlie Gard case to be back in UK court

Lawyers in Charlie Gard case to be back in UK court

The parents of "Little Charlie", who has a rare degenerative disease, have fought court battles for seven months hoping to defeat London's Great Ormond Street Hospital's refusal to let them take their baby to the USA for other treatment.

Charlie's parents' lawyer has accused Great Ormond Street of putting obstacles in the couple's way.

Today barrister Grant Armstrong, who represents the husband and wife, told Mr Justice Francis that GOSH were placing obstacles in their way by denying the parents' wish to bring the tot home. GOSH applied to the courts to end treatment and block his parents' wishes to take their son to the U.S. for the experimental therapy. "At the same time, the plan must honour his parents' wishes about two matters in particular namely the time and place of his passing", the hospital's lawyers wrote in a document presented to the court.

The case drew global consideration after Charlie's folks gotten bolster from Pope Francis, U.S. President Donald Trump and a few individuals from the U.S. Congress.

"Much to our regret, we realized that we probably arrived too late", said a statement released by the Vatican's Bambino Gesù hospital after a press briefing on the case.

"The last 11 almost 12 months have been the best, the worst and ultimately life changing months of our lives but Charlie is Charlie and we wouldn't change him for the world. Due to delay, that window of opportunity has been lost", Armstrong said.

So far as GOSH is aware, invasive ventilation is only provided in a hospital setting.

It remained unclear exactly when Charlie's life support would be removed.

The LBC Presenter had previously outlined earlier in the programme that people would have to be a "monster" to criticise Charlie's parents, who he believes acted as any parent would.

A spokeswoman for Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Charlie is being treated, was not immediately able to provide details.

Charlie - who suffers from a rare genetic condition causing progressive muscle weakness and brain damage - would turn a year old on August 4, but his parents believe he "unfortunately won't make his first birthday". "The key obstacle and one which the hospital can not see a way around is the reality of invasive ventilation that Charlie requires".

A British law professor argued in the Guardian on Monday that parents ultimately have no rights when it comes to raising their children.

Charlie's parents were on Tuesday in a dispute with GOSH over whether he will be allowed to die at home, as his parents wish, or if this will happen in hospital. The guardians relinquished their offer for the exploratory treatment on Monday, saying that time had run out for Charlie.

As Charlie's case made its way through the courts, global attention grew.

Judge Francis paid tribute to the parents "for the love and the care they gave to their child Charlie". "There is one simple reason for Charlie's muscles deteriorating to the extent they are in now-TIME".

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