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Two House Members to Introduce
Legislation to Help Charlie Gard

Daily Signal, by Rachel del Guidice

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/8/2017 10:45:22 AM

Lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation next week to grant lawful permanent residence to a terminally ill infant. “Our bill will support Charlie’s parents’ right to choose what is best for their son, by making Charlie a lawful permanent resident in the U.S. in order for him to receive treatments that could save his life,” Reps. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, and Trent Franks, R-Ariz., said in a joint statement Friday. Charlie is an 11-month-old British baby with an uncommon genetic condition that keeps him from breathing without help. He is also deaf and blind, according to USA Today. “Despite Charlie’s heartbreaking condition,


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 7/8/2017 11:26:44 AM     (No. 11312372)

OK, this is a charitable situation, not something of national concern. It´s being handled, and these representatives of the people need to do what they were sent to Washington to do, and that´s revoke Obamacare, secure the borders and fix the economy. I hope that doesn´t sound heartless, but President Trump has already stepped in, so these legislators need to do the job they were elected to do!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 7/8/2017 12:28:19 PM     (No. 11312455)

Charlie´s prospects are certainly not very good - but they are still prospects. The actions of this "death panel" are the moral equivalent of aborting fetuses with Down syndrome, or killing child Helen Keller, or euthanizing Alzheimers patients - in their own "best interests". This is the purview of God, not humans.

#1´s comments notwithstanding: protecting parents rights are at the heart of the matter, and well withing the purview and responsibility of Congress. They can "walk and chew gum".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dwa, 7/8/2017 12:33:12 PM     (No. 11312458)

The Congress should not be enacting laws that are specific to only one person. Laws enacted by Congress should apply to all Americans.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/8/2017 2:12:01 PM     (No. 11312535)

Cut the emotional crap and let the system work. Leave the knee-jerk reactionism for the mindless demonrats.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/9/2017 3:59:16 AM     (No. 11313036)

That´s touching and admirable, but why are they introducing legislature concerning this baby? This will lead to something they did not intend. We all pray for that child to get life saving medical care.

No one knows about Baby Steffen in TN that the courts pulled the plug on. That baby was important too.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Smart11344, 7/9/2017 12:28:25 PM     (No. 11313441)

And abortion still thrives. God help us.

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