The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard have dropped their bid to send him to the US for experimental treatment. They withdrew their appeal during a London High Court hearing, signalling the end of a legal saga that had stretched for months.
A British baby who had become the subject of an intense legal battle has died in a hospice. His case drew international attention and made the hospital treating him the object of violent threats.
A judge at the High Court in London is hearing new evidence before ruling on whether a critically ill child should be sent for treatment to the US or be taken off life support. The case has drawn world attention.
The case of 11-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic disease, has raised questions over who should decide on his treatment. His parents have watched courts in the UK and Europe deny their wishes.
Two British parents have given up their legal battle to take their son to the US for experimental treatment. Their lawyer said that "time had run out," judging by the 11-month-old's latest brain scans.
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