What’s Wrong with “Single-Payer”? Just Ask Charlie Gard’s Parents

Overshadowed this week by Senate Republicans’ continued attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) let loose on Sunday that Democrats’ alternative solutions on healthcare could include an option long rumored to be on the progressive agenda. “Single-payer is on the table,” Schumer told the host of ABC’s “This Week,” hinting at a possible Democrat platform item should the GOP fail in its long-promised attempt to reform the US healthcare system. This should terrify Americans. Not only does a single-payer option hand more power to the federal bureaucracy, inevitably resulting in higher prices and lower quality of

“It Is Too Late”: Charlie Gard’s Parents Give Up Legal Battle to Save Son

Today, the parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, gave up their legal fight to take him to the US for experimental treatment because Charlie’s “window of opportunity no longer exists.” Outside the court, Charlie’s father delivered a heart-wrenching address thanking Charlie’s supporters and telling Charlie good bye. Charlie’s case has drawn worldwide attention with people around the globe chipping in to help his parents raise over $1.6 million to take him to the US for an experimental treatment. However, in June, the European Court of Human Rights refused to intervene, thereby upholding the

Pro-Life Leaders Worldwide Unite to Offer Support for Charlie Gard

The story of Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old British baby suffering from a rare genetic condition who was essentially given a death sentence by the European Court of Human Rights, has caught the attention of organizations, hospitals, ordinary people, and even some of the most well-known world leaders. Despite the fact that Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, have raised more than enough money to transport their son to the US for an experimental treatment, the court has forbidden Charlie’s parents from taking him out of Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and ruled that the hospital can withdraw his

Big Government Tries to Kill a Sick Baby

Baby Terry, Baby Joseph Maraachli, and now Baby Charlie Gard — examples of big government stripping parents of their rights and ordering the death of children. By now hopefully you’ve heard of the case of Charlie Gard, an eight month old British baby suffering from a rare disorder. He has been in a London hospital where doctors, so-called ethicists, and government officials have declared that there is no use treating him and he ought to be allowed to die. But there’s something different about this case: Not only is the hospital refusing to treat Charlie, they are refusing to allow him to