The parents of Charlie Gard, the terminally ill baby at the center of a medical and ethical debate, have dropped their request to bring their son home to die, instead agreeing for him to die in hospice.
On Wednesday, Connie Yates appeared in London’s High Court after arguing for the right to bring Charlie home on Tuesday.
Yates and her partner, Chris Gard, originally wanted to take Charlie home to die, but they have accepted Great Ormond Street Hospital’s “practical” concerns over that wish and have found a doctor who is willing to help him at a hospice for terminally ill children instead.
His parents wanted to take him to the U.S.
Chance of improvement can’t now be delivered.” Speaking in court on Monday, Yates said making the decision to “let him go” was the hardest thing she and her partner had done in their lives, and that they still believed his condition could have improved with treatment had it been administered earlier.