Today, three British judges rejected an appeal of a High Court decision allowing a hospital to remove toddler Alfie Evans’ life support against his parents’ wishes.
Alfie, who is just a few months away from turning two, has a mysterious, undiagnosed disease. He is in a coma and has seizures, but responds when his parents interact with him. His father Thomas is 21 and his mother Kate is 20.
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has been fighting Alfie’s parents in court, arguing their institution should be allowed to yank Alfie’s life support.
The three Court of Appeals judges unanimously agreed with the High Court, which determined in February that it would be “unkind, unfair, and inhumane” to allow the 21-month-old to keep living.
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