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Treatment for brain-dead 12-year-old Archie Battersby may not stop in Britain today after all, according to reports. Watchman. The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities asked the Court of Appeal to reconsider the case. The session will take place at 11 am (local time).
Archie’s parents had been summoned to the United Nations and the Minister of Health. They say the UK would be guilty of violating the rights of people with disabilities if the UK Health Service stopped treatment. Then the UN panel requested that the treatment not be terminated while they were still studying the matter.
The boy had been in a coma in the hospital for months with severe brain damage as a result of an accident. Yesterday, doctors at a London hospital sent a letter to his parents and their lawyers stating it to stop medication and treatment from the boy. Today at 2 pm (local time) treatment will stop.
Parents are not equal
Archie’s parents had been resisting termination of treatment in court for a long time. They want Archie to be cured as long as his heart is still beating, but according to the doctors, the brain damage is irreparable.
The parents were unsuccessful in court and also unsuccessful on appeal. The judges ruled that continuing Archie’s treatment would only delay his death.
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