I just wondered what the Church would say about the current case in the UK.
There’s a young baby girl who was born less than half way to term. For the last 6 months at least she’s only been being kept alive by living in an oxygen box and she has had to be ‘aggresively resuscitated’ several times.
The doctors in charge say that she is in constant pain and without 24 hour care the child wouldn’t be alive. She is not able to recognise her parents, or to be fed and many other terrible things are wrong with her.
The doctors in the hospital have been taken by the court by the parents as they wanted to allow this little girl to die in peace. If her heart or breathing fails again they don’t want to resuscitate her but to let her slip away with as much care and love as they can give.
The judge has upheld the doctor’s decision. Whatever way this case went it would have been absolutely dreadful and terribly sad.
But I just wondered if the church has a stance on cases like this?
Please pray for this little girl and her parents.