July 24, 2017

Jay Richards, assistant research professor, business, was quoted in a Washington Times story on the Charlie Gard case and parental rights.

... Jay Richards, a professor in the School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America, was perplexed that Charlie’s parents were not allowed to decide his fate when there was so much uncertainty about whether Charlie was suffering or whether the treatment would be effective.

In marginal cases, he said, parents should be free to choose.

“Those closest to a child are his parents, and unless they are shown to be incompetent, they should have far more say over these kinds of things,” Mr. Richards said. “Certainly more than a local magistrate and, in this case, a transnational court.” ...

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