The final decision of the British courts on Charlie Gard’s case is close, but perhaps not immediate. First, there could be a medical debate with doctors willing to test a therapy that, according to some, opens new possibilities for the rare and incurable genetic disease that is leading Charlie to death.
In any case, it has not been said that the decision already taken, against her parents’ wishes, to unplug the life support machines will be reversed.
We do not find conflicting interests at the base of this incident, with one faction pro-life and another pro-death. The doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, judges and Charlie’s parents are actually divided on the interpretation of the same point: What is Charlie’s “best interest?”