Save Baby Alfie: The NHS in Britain claims parental rights over dying boy

The mechanical clank and whir of machinery hammers the air, pulsing like an enormous clock. Only this clock is counting down, not forward. The metronome beep of heart monitor fills the cramped hospital room. The miniaturized bed, with rails and buttons and knobs, is surrounded by flowers --- some fresh, others dry and wilted.

In the bed, a resting baby, sleeping in a nest of wires, thorny and prodded. His hand barely fits around your index finger. When you rest your hand around his little fist, his eyes open, wide but tired next to a smiling pale-blue teddy bear. He’s tiny and peaceful and quiet in his grey Mickey Mouse sweater.

Baby Alfie is dying. Not just dying. Withering. And if you look closer, the bed is occasionally stained with urine that the nurses haven’t cleaned. A dime-sized splotch of mold lines the tubing that helps Alfie breathe. Now 23 months old, Alfie has been here at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool England since December of 2016.

At the heart of the struggle is a terse, brutal, upsetting question: Who owns our children? Do we? Do you own your child? Or does the state own your child?

This is about a lot of things --- the sanctity of life, the importance of proper health care, the downfalls of a socialistic healthcare system, the preciousness of life. But what matters most is that this is about parental rights. Of course that's what matters most.

Let’s get this baby out of a hospital that has callously signed his death certificate while he’s still fighting for his life.

Doctors and health care officials have ordered that baby Alfie’s life support must be removed.

Alfie’s parents, Tom Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20, have tried everything. Doctors have said he’s unresponsive. Other than that, they cannot offer a full diagnosis. Maybe it’s a rare degenerative brain disease. What we know is that doctors and health care officials have ordered that baby Alfie’s life support must be removed.

Tom and Kate have tried everything. Regional Court, Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court. Every time, the judges have ruled in favor of doctors and health care officials --- in favor of the state.

There’s a fuming hopelessness to Tom’s eyes every time he leaves a courtroom in his white “Alfie = Life” t-shirt. At times, he’s angry. That desperate anger of injustice --- in utter disbelief. He's a 21-year-old father who cannot so much as touch his son. If he did, he could be thrown in jail for assault. His words rush along in his Scouse accent, so hurried and thick that many news sources include subtitles.

The National Health Service, Britain’s clogged, failing healthcare system, has no space or time for critically-ill children, even if the hospital’s maltreatment has largely contributed to the child’s conditions. Alfie’s struggle is reminiscent of the tragic case of Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old boy will a rare genetic order, whose parents fought to keep alive, only to have the National Health Service transfer him to hospice, where, despite his parents’ pleas to try different methods --- to try anything at all --- he died.

There are plenty more cases. It’s terrifying.

And there are plenty more cases. It’s terrifying. The NHS just can’t make room for possibilities. People in England are noticing it. Outside the hospital where Alfie’s fighting for his life, a band of protestors are passionate, at times to a fault. Tom and Kate have publically apologized for the disruptions protestors caused.

Have you ever seen a baby, a child, on life support? As you would imagine, it’s awful. It’s deafening. All the medical equipment looms massively over the baby’s little body. But those awful machines are helping fight for life. They’re buying time so that doctors can intervene and fight harder, and fight with all the vigor in their hearts. Fight until they're exhausted, to keep the flame of life alive. It’s far beyond the Hippocratic Oath. It’s far beyond duty.

Alfie’s parents have tried everything. They’ve had hospitals offer to intervene, only to have the NHS step in and say, “It’s time to say your goodbyes.” The Pope has offered to fly baby Alfie to Italy for treatment. There’s an ambulance on-call outside the hospital, and a private jet waiting, ready to take him to Bambino Gesu Paediatric Hospital in Rome.

The Pope tweeted, "I am praying for Alfie, for his family and for all who are involved.” Because they can’t hold their own son. They can’t save his life. His life doesn’t belong to them. His life belongs to the state.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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