When government says your baby has to die

Meet Charlie Gard. He’s a 10-month-old baby from London who was born with infantile onset encephalomyopathy mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS). Thanks to the British state, it’s possible he’ll be dead by the time you finish reading this. That isn’t me adopting the scare tactics of those 1990s-era cigarette commercials: Charlie really is scheduled to be…

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