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Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard agree to let him die

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 01:15

The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard drop a legal battle to give him further treatment. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. The parents of Charlie Gard dropped their legal battle to give the terminally ill British baby further treatment on Monday (July 24) and will now hold discussions with his London hospital about how he should be allowed to die. Charlie's parents, who won the support of U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis with a campaign to keep him alive, said 11-month-old Charlie could have lived a normal life if he had been given treatment earlier. Charlie has a rare genetic condition causing progressive muscle weakness and brain damage. His parents had sought to send him to the United States to undergo experimental therapy. Britain's courts, backed by the European Court of Human Rights, refused permission, saying it would prolong his suffering without any realistic prospect of helping the child.

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Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard agree to let him die

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 01:15