Darren and Debbie Wyatt sat in a wooden pew at the Royal Courts of Justice, gripping each other's hands, barely able to look at the judge as he ruled that, despite their most fervent wishes, their 11-month-old daughter should be allowed to die.
Making the ruling, Mr Justice Hedley said: "As a society we fight shy of pondering on death, yet inherent in each of us is a deep desire, both for oneself and for those we love, for a 'good' death. It would be absurd to try to describe that concept more fully beyond saying that everyone in this case knows what it means ¬≠ not under anaesthetic, not in the course of painful and futile treatment, but peacefully in the arms of those who love her most."
As he finished reading his judgment, and the lawyers stood to begin discussing costs, Mr and Mrs Wyatt remained sitting, in tears, seemingly unaware of life moving on around them. Seventy miles away, in a...
in the same way Pilate washed his hands in the crucifiction of Jesus. why is the quality of life determined by the amount of pain we suffer or the cost of medical help we need to stay alive? if we have the means to help and withhold it then we are guilty of murder. the watchman was guilty if he didn't warn the people of the city of the approach of the enemy and we will be called to account for not telling people that God will condemn them to the Lake of Fire because of their sins when they are ignorant of it. The full gospel has been given to us to preach to the whole world for their judgment, but we will be judged if we don't. This judge will be judged for withholding what help was available. It is passive murder rather than active abortion, but God will judge this judge and that will be the "Final" court. I wonder if he could turn off the switch if he were looking at his own child's death face to face? I doubt it. Seems like double standards because of sin that has made our hearts deceitful and desperatly wicked, who can know it, but God? My advice to parents in this situation is to seek another medical opinion and keep doing it until you find one you agree with then move your child to a hospital that will do everything it can to save life instaed of terminating it.