Now TAP, don’t you go getting any high-falutin’ ideas that your offspring is yours!
8.18hr UK time
I just heard a chap on BBCR4 declare, “The reality is that no parent owns their child, in that they can make unfettered decisions about it.”
Hmmmmm…. comments invited below!
The chap is Sir Mark Hedley
Doctors can withdraw life support from a sick baby with a rare genetic condition against his parents’ wishes, a High Court judge has ruled. Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital said eight-month-old Charlie Gard has irreversible brain damage and should be moved to palliative care. His parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard had wanted to take their son to the US for a treatment trial. But the judge said it was in Charlie’s best interest to remove life support. Laura Hobey-Hamsey is solicitor for the parents of Charlie Gard and Sir Mark Hedley is a former high court judge of the family devision.
2:15 mns in…
P.S. should it not be division? OK, just a typo… I won’t give the BBC a hard time for this too!
Those of us familiar with the ‘fake news tin foil hat conspiratorial’ internet are aware of the birth certificate corporate relationship, but here’s a Googled article non the less:
… or find articles to the contrary:
Regardless, to say the state has jurisdiction over the child over and above the parent does seem a tad controversial, yet is said on the BBC without any questioning.
This is all because of this sad case:
Charlie Gard case: Doctors can withdraw baby’s life support: