>> The parents of British baby, Charlie Gard, have told a London court their last wish is to take him home to die. Their lawyer accusing the hospital treating him of putting obstacles in their way. The Great Ormond Street Hospital says it would like Charlie to go home if it's practical.
It believes the intensive ventilation he needs is only provided in a hospital setting and can not be installed at the parents home. The Gards decided, on Monday, that time had run out for the terminally ill boy to have treatment.>> As Charlie's devoted and loving parents, we've decided that it's no longer in Charlie's best interests to pursue treatment, and we will let our son go and be with the angels.
So there is one simple reason why treatment cannot now go ahead, and that is time, a whole lot of time has been wasted.>> Justice for Charlie, justice for Charlie.>> Their announcement brought an end to a five-month legal battle of both the UK and European courts to take Charlie for experimental therapy in the United States.
It came after an American doctor said he was no longer willing to offer him the treatment, having reviewed the results of a new MRI scan.>> Shame on you! The case has garnered unexpected international attention, and heated debate about whether doctors or parents should decide a child's fate.
Support poured in from US President Donald Trump and from the Pope. 11-month-old Charlie suffers from a rare genetic disease that left him with muscle weakness and severe brain damage. British doctors argue that the unproven treatment was unlikely to help. Connie Yates, though, said her son could have lived a normal life had he been given the treatment earlier.
Staff at the hospital, where Charlie's on life support, have received death threats and abuse. The judge hearing the case, Nicholas Francis, said no parents could have done more for their child.