Parents of Terminally Ill Infant End Legal Battle for Treatment
The parents of British baby, Charlie Gard, have ended their legal fight for experimental treatment in the U.S., concluding a months-long saga that has raised nearly $1.75 million and captured the attention of the world. After new tests, physicians declared that Charlie's muscles had atrophied too much for the treatment to be effective.
God, for the suffering family of Charlie Gard, we pray. We thank you for his life, which was precious in your sight, and for the lives of so many who suffer from illness and disease. We affirm that life is sacred, that in human beings we see your image, and we pray for policies which seek to protect life: health care, abortion, and assisted death policies that uplift, rather than destroy, the gift of life.