Krauthammer on Charlie Gard: ‘I Would Allow the Child to Die’ If I Were the Judge
BAIER: "In short answer, that was no, they are not going to move the child."
KRAUTHAMMER: "I think there are two approaches here, and I don’t think it has to do with life in the abstract. It has to do with little Charlie and his own welfare. If I were the judge that comes in and has to make a ruling, I would allow the child to die. He can’t see, he can’t hear, he can’t speak, he can’t swallow, and he has no control to move, and he has terrible epilepsy. I have had a breathing tube in meat for weeks on end as he does, and it is a life of agony and great distress. I can protest as an adult. He can’t. But I am not the objective judge, and I think there is one principle that overrides all of this, and that is, in the end, it should be the parents to decide. You’ve got to have a highest authority here. I think the highest authority always has to be the parents. I don’t believe for a minute that there is a treatment that is going to be make a difference, but if the parents want to try, let them."