The life support of 12-year-old Archie, who has been deemed “brain dead,” will be turned off TODAY at 10am.
Archie Battersbee’s family was informed that his life-sustaining treatment will be stopped at 10 a.m. today, August 6, and they have spent a “precious” final night with him.
The European Court of Human Rights announced it will not intervene in the case, ending a weeks-long legal battle and all remaining options, according to advocacy group Christian Concern.
The 12-year-old, who has been in a coma since his mother discovered him unresponsive in April, is being kept alive at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London, through a combination of medical procedures, including ventilation and drug treatments.
The heartbroken family’s most recent legal attempt to have him moved from the hospital to a hospice so he could pass away peacefully was unsuccessful, and they tried to press their case at the European Court of Human Rights.
Archie’s parents filed an application with the Court of Appeals on Friday after failing in their High Court attempt to have him transferred to a hospice before his life-sustaining treatment is stopped.
The European Court of Human Rights has announced it will not take any further action after the Court of Appeal confirmed on Friday shortly after 6.30 p.m. that permission to appeal had been denied.
No changes to Archie’s care will be made, according to Barts Health NHS Trust, “until the outstanding legal issues are resolved,” which is now thought to be the case.
The European Court of Human Rights declined to step in on Wednesday, ending the long-running legal battle his parents had been engaged in over the termination of his treatment.
After that, they concentrated on trying to get their son transferred to a hospice, but on Friday morning, Mrs. Justice Theis ruled at the High Court that Archie’s transfer was not in his best interests because it might hasten his decline.
I know I’ve done a great job raising Archie, said Hollie Dance, Archie’s mother.
After experiencing a difficult childhood of my own, I made it my mission to be the best mother I can be, and I believe I have succeeded to the best of my abilities.
One of the reasons I’m here is because of it.
They have spent a fortune on legal fees fighting me in court, money they could have used for Archie’s care and other things, so all I have ever asked is to get him to six months, where is the harm in that for them?
A lot of attention has been paid to Archie’s dignity, and…
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