Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Parental Rights in Child's Health Care

From the Economist:

AFTER five months of agonising court battles, on July 24th the parents of Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old boy suffering from a rare genetic disorder, ended their fight to keep their son alive.  They had wanted to take him to America to receive an experimental treatment that his doctors in Britain argued was not in his interests.  The case has raised intense debate around the world about the limits of the power of parents and the state.

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