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April 30, 2005

Charlotte Wyatt: The new fight

Topics: International

Sometime in mid May Charlotte's Mum and Dad will go to the Appeals court, asking them to rescind the DNR order. If they fail there, they will try the European court. At this point we don't have much hope in a favourable ruling, but we will do all we can.

Whether the courts rule in favour or not, the hospital has lost all the trust they had. After exploring different options, we've decided the best thing we can do is to bring little Charlotte home. Our plan of action now is to bring her home, and have her reassessed by a pro-life Christian doctor.

She is certainly a high tech baby, and the equipment necessary to take care of her at home will cost a great deal of money-- money the Wyatts do not have. We'll be asking you to do what you can to help.

Let's show the world that we mean what we say about the value of life and donate generously to help them. If you know others who might also be interested in helping, urge them to give as well. This is important--show that you really care.

Source: SaveCharlotte.com

Posted by joshua at April 30, 2005 10:25 AM


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Please post a snail mail address for those of us who can't or don't want to use pay pal. Thank you.

Posted by: mary et. al. at April 30, 2005 11:20 AM

People told me constantly while fighting for Terri that I would never have heard of her had it not been for the news media. Of all the ludicrous arguments, that has to top them all. I would never have heard about Terri had it not be for God, not the than media. We have, of course, to search constantly for those who we can help right next door to us. As well, however, we have to help those who for some reason or another our Lord brings to our attention on the other side of the world. How bout we all in America show our love for this sweet child named Charlotte.

Posted by: dea at April 30, 2005 11:22 AM

Joshua, Richard or Tim,

Would you please update the 'donate' button above with the new code for the button, which can be found at Charlotte's website at www.savecharlotte.com ? The button above is not working, and it is because the encrypted code from the savecharlotte site was wrong. The code has been corrected, now, and you need to update the donation button on this article. Thank you so much.

Posted by: juleni at May 2, 2005 1:08 AM

Here's an article that sheds a bit of light on why Charlotte's case and so many others in the UK can end up with doctors overriding the patients' or guardians' wishes: http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/4/292005f.asp

Posted by: purple_kangaroo at May 2, 2005 2:44 AM

Juleni--

Thanks a lot for letting me know about that! I have now update the button, and I believe that it works.

Posted by: joshua at May 2, 2005 4:10 PM

Good article. I'd add that the reason it's so difficult for people to win out in court against doctors here is because any change in the law to make it easier to sue or challenge doctors would result in the state footing the bill in malpractice cases. By giving almost unconditional power to doctors, the government save themselves money. This isn't a problem in the U.S., since it's not the government that pays out if doctors fail.

Also, doctors themselves play the system quite shamelessly over here. It's pretty much an open secret, for instance, that surgeons deliberately keep NHS waiting lists long in order to feed their private practices with those patients who would rather pay twice than wait for operations.

So, yes, the system here is pretty corrupt at every level.

Posted by: RottyPup at May 2, 2005 10:01 PM