Maybe the pressure being put on the UK by the world at large is working, or someone in the UK government has something resembling a heart, but a spark of hope has appeared in the case of Alfie Evans, the baby holding onto life even after UK courts sentenced him to die.
According to Express, the Evans family will now be able to appeal Aflie’s case in the Court of Appeals, hopefully allowing the UK government to release its unnecessary grip on the child and allow him to go to Italy where he will receive an experimental treatment.
Parents Tom Evans and Kate James wish to move their son to Rome, which has already offered to look over the baby at their expense, but the parents were denied by UK courts on the advice of doctors at the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. The doctors deemed Alfie not long for this world, and judged that any treatment would be prolonging his suffering.
They took Alfie off of life support on Monday, but Alfie continued to live. The doctors have also deprived the baby of any food, and he is now 40 hours without sustenance as of this writing but still hanging on.
According to Express, a medical team from Rome is already there and standing by:
A spokesman for Christian Legal Centre said an air ambulance is waiting outside Alder Hey Hospital ready to take Alfie to hospital in Italy.
President of the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Mariella Enoc, said his doctors and medical staff are ready for Alfie’s arrival should today’s appeal mean his parents can take their son to Italy for treatment.
Mr Enoc said: “We are ready, the plane is at Rome Ciampino Airport with the doctors on board.
“The Italian Embassy in England is also looking for an ambulance to take the boy from the hospital to the airport.
At this point, no one is certain as to why the British courts are stopping Alfie from receiving care outside of their system. It costs them nothing, and the doctors overseeing Alfie have already been proven wrong on multiple occasion.
As Kira Davis writes, at this point the only reason for Alfie’s predicament is that the UK government is simply torturing Alfie to death in order to keep their socialistic medical system intact by not allowing Alfie to seek better care elsewhere, proving that the UK’s medical system is flawed and worthy of leaving.