This one is even worse because they refused to let them leave for Italy even though it wouldn’t have cost any party a dime.
England has become truly evil.
Alfie Evans, the terminally ill boy whose fate was argued over in the courts and in the streets, should have been allowed to die at home instead of in hospital surrounded by police, his supporters said on Saturday.
The toddler, who suffered from a rare neurological disease, died at 2.30am yesterday at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, five days after being taken off life support following several court rulings that further treatment would not be in his best interests.
Tom Evans, the father of the 23-month-old, announced his death on Facebook, saying:
“My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30. Absolutely heartbroken. I love you my guy.”
Kate James, Alfie’s mother, wrote: “We are heart broken. Thank you everyone for all your support.”
But as Alfie’s parents began to grieve over the loss of their child controversy over the case continued to rage, with renewed calls for a change in the law to strengthen the rights of families seeking continued treatment for their children.
Mr Evans’ legal team said the wishes of Alfie’s parents had been ignored right up until the last.
Andrea Minichiello Williams, of the Christian Legal Centre, said: “Alfie’s parents wanted him to go home to die in the end, but the hospital appeared to think they would have absconded with him. It was ludicrous and heartbreaking. Alfie died in hospital with police standing guard outside his door. That’s completely unsatisfactory.”