Parents of Ill Toddler Fight UK Government for Right to Save Son's Life
"Universal" healthcare strikes again! This time, they have a very sick toddler under guard to keep his parents from attempting to save his life. Yes, the NHS has police guarding this kiddo so his parents can't stop them from killing him.
His parents are now fighting the courts for a reprieve on the little tyke's death sentence:
The parents of a terminally ill toddler who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment battle are mounting another legal challenge.
Tom Evans and Kate James will ask the Court of Appeal on Monday to allow Alfie Evans to continue treatment.
A date to withdraw life support had been set but his parents hope to transfer him to a hospital in Italy.
Mr Evans said he had tried to discharge Alfie from Alder Hey Children's Hospital but was stopped by police.
Mr Evans, 21, and Ms James, 20, from Liverpool, want to take Alfie to a hospital in Rome and say they have a private ambulance and jet on stand-by.
There are police officers on the ward to stop him taking his son.
"You see dada and mum, it's not in the kiddo's best interest to make it to his second birthday. Hence, the need for around-the-clock police protection. We can't have you getting in the way of us pulling the plug on him now, can we?"
Therein lies the biggest problem in this scenario. The government decides what's in the kid's best interest, not the parents. The NHS has no emotional attachment to the youngster. They view him through a lens of survival probability and budgetary concerns. "Oh, you're not a viable specimen? Heaven, it is!"
In a socialist system, the government has a stranglehold on healthcare and you're at their mercy. They decide if you're worth saving or not. Something many a gravely wounded person and sick baby have found out the hard way.
Keep in mind, this is the UK, not Soviet Russia. Scary. Even scarier is the leftist wingnuts who want to import that healthcare system here.