Sunday, July 23, 2017

Britons never shall be slaves?

By Deborah C. Tyler July 22, 2017

Katie Gollop, Q.C. is lead attorney of the Great Ormond Street Hospital legal team, which has been fighting for eight months to terminate the life of Charlie Gard.  Mrs. Gollop represents the legal position that Charlie Gard needs to die.  Her team successfully argued that case in the British courts and then submitted the ruling in favor of killing Charlie to a higher European territorial judicial system.

Mrs. Gollop is neither a physician nor a member of Charlie's family, but she has concluded that further treatment would leave the boy in a "condition of existence," which she indicates is distinct from having a human life.  Mrs. Gollop and the mindset she represents have an economic interest that sick babies should be deprived of medical treatment.  And they have a political interest that the government gain final and ultimate control over the lives of children. The claim of administrative law to determine whether a living person has not life, but mere existence is morally and philosophically identical to slavery............ Britons never, never, never shall be slaves?  Whatever the next step for Charlie Gard may, Britons are slaves already............Read more

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