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Alfie Evans’ parents lose appeal

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/25/18, 03:25 pm

A three-judge panel in Britain on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans. The Court of Appeal upheld a Tuesday High Court decision denying Tom Evans and Kate James, Alfie’s parents, the right to transfer the toddler to a children’s hospital in Rome for further treatment. Judge Andrew McFarlane said nothing had changed since the court ruled life support should end. Doctors at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool on Monday discontinued life support for Alfie, who has a degenerative neurological condition.

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Judge again denies further treatment for Alfie Evans

by Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/24/18, 03:11 pm

UPDATE: Judge Anthony Hayden has denied a final appeal to Alfie Evans’ family after holding another hearing Tuesday afternoon. An Italian Embassy official appeared in court, and a lawyer for the Evanses told the judge that an air ambulance was standing by to take Alfie to Italy for treatment, The Guardian’s Josh Halladay reported. But the judge ruled against it, calling his decision “the final chapter in the case of this extraordinary little boy.”

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Courts strike down pro-life laws in Indiana, Ohio

Abortion | Cases from the two states could end up at the U.S. Supreme Court
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 4/23/18, 02:15 pm

Federal courts ruled against pro-life laws in Indiana and Ohio last week, dealing another blow to pro-life efforts and setting the stage for possible U.S. Supreme Court battles.

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