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Sunday, July 30, 2017

U.S. Warned: U.N. Could Spur Charlie Gard Death Cases in America


By Michael Haverluck
One News Now

Right before the tragic death of 11-month-old Charlie Gard in a United Kingdom hospice Friday, a sober warning was issued to President Donald Trump by a group of parental rights legal experts – alerting him that United Nations policies could soon sway court rulings in the United States … effectively sentencing terminally ill children to an early death.

The day after a U.K. judge made the final ruling that Charlie Gard was to be moved to a hospice to live his last day(s) – rejecting his parents’ request to let him spend the last days of his life with them at home – he died.
“The decision came after a hospital – and the courts all the way up to the European Court of Human Rights – decided Charlie would be better off dead,” WND reported.
 “His parents gave up their court fight to move him to America for an experimental treatment this week when they were told that the time used by the hospital’s court fight – many months – consumed all of the time during which the treatment might have helped their son.”
Parents and President Beware

After examining at the rationale and influence behind the tragic decision, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is pleading with Trump to break America free from the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, as the Christian legal experts on parental rights warned that the such legislation strips away the ability of parents to decide what is best for their children – essentially handing it over to the government.
“The Charlie Gard situation highlights the stark difference between our national values and those of internationalists who believe that government bureaucrats and the courts should decide how children should be raised – and even whether a life is worth living,” HSLDA attorneys explained in their letter to the White House, noting that the Clinton administration signed the convention, but Senate never signed it. 
“[The international strategy] elevates government bureaucrats over parents in deciding what is in a child’s ‘best interests.’ It is this same standard that has enabled bureaucrats and courts in the United Kingdom to overrule the wishes of Charlie Gard’s own parents.”
HSLDA is fearful that the U.N. convention will not only have the effect of stripping away America’s sovereignty as a nation, but undermine parental rights in numerous areas – including a parent’s right to teach his or her own children.


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