Pro-life Congressmen gave Charlie Gard new hope this week when they granted the British infant and his parents permanent residence in the United States.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a pro-life Republican from Nebraska, announced the news Tuesday on Twitter.
“We just passed amendment that grants permanent resident status to #CharlieGard and family so Charlie can get the medical treatment he needs,” Fortenberry wrote.
Pro-life Congressman Kevin Yoder, a Republican from Kansas, added:
Charlie’s parents and his hospital are involved in an on-going legal battle over his medical care. The 11-month-old British infant suffers from a mitochondrial disease and brain damage.
Chris Gard and Connie Yates want to take their son to the United States for an experimental treatment. They raised more than $1 million for his care, and said they want to give Charlie every chance at life.
His parents said they know the chance of the experimental treatment working is slim, but they want to try anyway for Charlie’s sake.
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