Alfie Evans and the hard facts of healthcare

Alfie Evans

In a case reminiscent of the medical and legal circumstances surrounding Charlie Gard last year, British infant, Alfie Evans, is now the center of a controversy over the delivery of care and the boundaries between the rights of parents and the powers of the state. In both examples, the staff of the National Health Service determined that the child in question suffers from an incurable and terminal disease and…