GOP Lawmakers Offer to Introduce Legislation to Help Baby Charlie Gard

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The parents of a critically ill British baby have a few days to compile new evidence their son would benefit from experimental treatment in the United States, a judge said on Monday, adding that he would not be swayed by worldwide interest.

"If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the United Kingdom and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so", President Trump tweeted.

Charlie's parents have already lost battles in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London. "He literally has nothing to lose but potentially a healthier, happier life to gain", Charlie's mother, Connie Yates, wrote on a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $1.7 million.

However, because of Britian's socialized medicine, the doctors there have overruled the parents and won't let them take their son to another hospital for care.

"There was a divide in opinion last week when Pope Francis and United States president Donald Trump publicly supported the fight to save terminally ill Charlie Gard", the dad of four wrote in his new! magazine column.

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"The objective of government is to protect innocent human life".

His parents insist there is no evidence that Charlie has catastrophic brain damage.

There are 18 children currently on this treatment - one of them wasn't able to do anything and now she's riding a bike, she said. The Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Gard is now provided life-support, appealed to the court for a new trial June 7 after two worldwide hospitals came forward with evidence. "If there is new evidence, I will hear it".

Charlie Gard's parents have said they are hopeful ahead of a court hearing in their latest bid to see him treated with an experimental therapy.

An online campaign raising money for Charlie to be taken to the U.S. for treatment has raised more than £1.3 million (NZ$2.3 million) so far. "I will be the first to welcome that outcome", Francis told Gard's lawyers.

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The parents said they want to be trusted to act in his best interests, with Mr Gard, 33, adding they would stop the treatment if they believed it was harming their son.

The tragic case has left thousands of well-wishers world wide debating what should be done for Charlie.

Likewise, Charlie is not a cautionary tale about a single-payer system being unwilling to foot the bill for pricey care - if money were the issue, the hospital would be shooing him out the door - or about death panels deciding who deserves care.

In London, Americans United for Life (AUL) president & CEO Catherine Glenn Foster says Charlie Gard "still has a fighting chance".

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