BREAKING: Attorney for Charlie Gard’s Parents Withdraws Legal Bid to Treat Infant


The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard are dropping their legal bid to send him to the United States for experimental treatment. Lawyer Grant Armstrong says Chris Gard and Connie Yates are withdrawing their appeal to court orders saying Charlie’s treatment should end. He told Mr. Justice Francis that “time had run out” for the 11-month-old baby, and the couple cried at London’s High Court as the announcement was made. The couple has been fighting court rulings saying their son’s life support should be withdrawn and the baby must “die with dignity”. Doctors from the Pope’s hospital in Roam and an expert from the U.S. argued that “experimental” treatments could save the child’s life. A European court was described as a “death panel” after they denied the parents the opportunity to privately fund the final attempt to save their son. More follows…  (AP contributed to this report)