Vice President Mike Pence just weighed in on the condition of ill U.K. infant Charlie Gard, and what he had to say had many people proud that he’s the vice president.
Pence brought up Gard during his Tuesday appearance on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show when he was asked about repealing and replacing Obamacare. During his appearance, he talked about how “the heartbreaking story of the 11-month-old Charlie Gard in England is a story of single payer.”
For those of you tuning in late in the game, Charlie Gard is a 10-month-old infant who is suffering from a heretofore-incurable genetic condition. According to LifeSite News, his parents have raised more than $1 million to transfer him to the United States for an experimental treatment, but British and European court judges have ruled that Gard should be allowed to “die with dignity.”
During his appearance, Pence urged listeners to pray for the Gard family and their chances with the European court system.
“That’s back in court today, and, frankly, we breathe a prayer and the hope that the single-payer system in England will see its way clear to allow the family — the mother and the father to be able to choose … the greatest extent of lifesaving treatment that’s available to their child instead of having to be submitted to a government program that says, ‘No, we’re going to remove life support from your precious 11-month-old child because the government has decided that the prospects of their life are such that they no longer warrant an investment in health services,’” Pence said.
“Let’s have a health care system that’s built on individual choice and free markets and state-based innovation reform,” he added.
Pence said that this was what the president was advocating for, but that “none of that happens unless we stop and turn around and head health care back in the direction of freedom.”
“That begins with the day that the United States Senate passes the bill before it today to repeal and replace Obamacare.”
In a tweet last week, the president said that “if we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.”
If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2017
One can only hope that comes to pass.
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