Parents’ desperate plea for one more chance to save their sick baby brutally denied by British court.
Who the hell do these judges think they are? God?
The Pope and the Italian government had stepped in to try and save little Alfie Evans after the European Union’s so-called Court of Human Rights callously refused to help.
But a British court barred the baby from being transferred to Italy, and doctors in the Liverpool hospital switched off Alfie’s ventilator.
The 23-month-old child had been granted Italian citizenship after Pope Francis intervened as doctors at Alder Hay Children’s Hospital were about to disconnect the baby’s life support system without the parents’ approval.
“Alfie now belongs to Italy,” the baby’s father Tom Evans had said.
The Italian government demanded Alfie’s “immediate transfer” to a hospital in Rome for treatment that may have saved his life.
A military air ambulance was standing by “at the request of the Pope” waiting to take Alfie to Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) Hospital in Rome.
But three senior judges rejected all of the appeals by Alfie’s parents, upholding the earlier ruling by High Court Justice Anthony Hayden, and barred the baby from being transported to Rome.
This Hayden guy, with his high-and-mighty wig and supercilious look, held little Alfie’s fate in his imperious hands, and acted as though he were God.
— William Micklebury in London