There will be much more to say about the utilitarian drift of medicine and the increasing loss of patient autonomy.
At Nuremberg, doctors were hanged for killing babies for exactly the reasons (a “healing treatment”) mentioned here.
It is truly heartening that the life of a dying baby can still move the world.
Some have commented on the case as if that is a product of the U.K.’s socialized medical system.
The child was born with a mitochondrial disorder that causes brain damage and eventually death.