Reality Check: The Fight for Alfie Evans

May 14, 2018 by


His name was Alfie Evans, a 24-month-old baby who died in the U.K. on Saturday. Though his life was mercilessly short, Alfie was at the center of a heart-wrenching debate over who should have the final authority over a child’s medical care. The parents or the state? And at what point does medical care cross the line into medical kidnapping? Did that happen here? Little Alfie Evans passed away on Saturday. The story of his life and, ultimately, his death have raised a huge debate over the issue of the right to life and the right to fight for life.

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