A popular news-story that has hit international waves has been the case of the British baby Charlie Gard who suffers from the extremely rare genetic disease called Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. This one has been highly controversial as both sides of the argument have valid points. His parents want him moved to the United States for treatment that will only prolong his life, there is no cure for his condition. Charlie is blind, deaf, can only breath on life support, and can't even cry. While I can sympathize with his parents as no parent would want their child to perish, I do agree with his British doctors that Charlie should die with dignity.
I faced a similar (but not as nearly as intense of course) situation with my dog Zelda last year. I had her for well over a decade and we got news that in time she would have a condition that would cause her intense pain. I was in denial and had hope for awhile, then lived with weeks of depression, but when the time ticked close to her doom, I did the right thing and put her to sleep. While some believe his parents should have the right to do whatever, but what about Charlie's rights? This is just me saying this personally, but if I were to magically have been cursed with all his symptoms with no cure at all tomorrow, I would hope that my wife Daisy would have the courage to end my suffering.
What do you think?