Charlie Gard Will Be Moved to Hospice, Taken Off Life Support

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Days after the parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard, a terminally ill baby, ended their lengthy legal battle with the UK court system, a judge ruled that Charlie must be moved to hospice care, where he will soon be taken off life support. Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, previously asked the court to allow them extra time to spend with their son, who suffers from a rare genetic condition known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS), which causes brain damage and loss of muscle function. On Thursday, the judge instead honored the request of the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), where Charlie is being treated, to facilitate an immediate end to Charlie’s life.

A day earlier, the judge gave both