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.

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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