Commonwealth Policy Center

Indi Gregory, an 8-month-old British girl, died after a court ordered doctors to remove life support. Her parents wanted to take her to Italy, which granted the baby citizenship in an effort to convince British judges to allow her to live. But British courts decided that further treatments of her likely terminal disease were not in her best interests. Against the pleas of her parents, they required the doctors to end treatment. This is an alarming case and a line that the state dare not cross. Government is not God. Neither does it possess parental authority. Regardless of the likelihood of success for further treatment, the British government took an innocent life. While this happened in a foreign country, its a warning for us to guard against this injustice and keep it from ever happening here.