Alfie Evans’ Parents Appeal Court’s Decision Removing His Life Support Without Consent

Dave Andrusko

Tom Berger of the Liverpool Echo is reporting that the parents of critically ill Alfie Evans will appeal to England’s Supreme Court after the nation’s second highest court on Tuesday turned down their legal challenge of a decision to remove their young son’s ventilator.

According to Berger

Alfie Evans’ dad says there is a “glimmer of hope” for his brain damaged son despite Appeal Court judges dismissing a legal challenge to keep him alive.

Kate James, 20, and Tom Evans, 21, say they will appeal to the Supreme Court in an attempt to save their son after three appeal judges backed the decision to take 21-month-old Alfie off a ventilator which will inevitably lead to his death.

Lord Justices McFarlane and McCombe and Lady Justice King concurred with the ruling of Mr. Justice Hayden who agreed with specialists at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool who said life-support treatment could stop.

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