ALFIE EVANS: Farage Slams ‘State Ownership’ Of Children

Supporters of seriously ill British toddler being kept alive on a ventilator Alfie Evans demonstrate outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, northwest England, on April 16, 2018 as Court of Appeal judges hear an appeal against a decision to allow doctors at the hospital to stop treating the toddler on the basis that he can't be saved. Alfie Evans, who is 22 months old, has a rare degenerative neurological condition which has not been definitively diagnosed. His parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, have fought a legal battle to stop the Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, northwest England, from turning off his ventilator -- which would quickly end his life. Doctors at Alder Hey have said life-support treatment should stop because further treatment was futile. This was accepted by Britain's High Court and upheld in the Court of Appeal and then in the Supreme Court -- the ultimate court in Britain. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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  1. Jake Bennett says:

    Nigel has a valid point but so do the doctors who may be far more qualified than Nigel or the family themselves to speak about the quality of life that this child can expect. Personally, I think it is an act of cruelty to keep someone alive who is going to suffer such a wretched quality of life and nothing to do with the state taking decisions away from parents.

  2. MIKE MAUNDER says:

    The situation for little Alfie is awful enough, without the heavy hand of our Authorities being seen. Health and Legal services should be on hand in such a case as this, but as advisors only. Decisions have to be solely in the hands of the parents !

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