A European Human Rights Court has given its verdict and sentenced an 8 week old baby to death.
The baby born to Chris Gard and Connie Yates, has been diagnosed with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome and has been on life support. The baby is considered to be only one of the 16 babies worldwide with the disease.
Although the condition of the baby is progressing, the disease remains incurable and fatal, however the parents of the baby have been engaged in a long legal battle to save the life of their baby.
The parents are fighting for a treatment being developed by doctors, which they believe could save the life of their baby. The treatment is however still experimental and hasn’t been scientifically proven to be able to cure the disease.
A June 27, ruling by the court held that the application by the parents was ‘inadmissible’ and that “the baby was being exposed to continuous pain, suffering and distress in pursuit of treatments that were unsure.”
The court stressed that its decision is “Final”