Against his parents' wishes, this terminally ill infant will be allowed to die

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For months and months, Charlie Gard's parents have been fighting for his life.

Charlie has a rare genetic condition and resulting brain damage that has robbed him of his ability to move his arms and legs, eat or breathe on his own. The 10-month-old has been connected to machines to help keep him alive.

But Friday, his parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, said their son will be disconnected from life support at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.

British courts decided Charlie should be allowed to die after a heartbreaking legal battle in which doctors asserted that the child had no chance of survival, and Charlie's parents argued there was an experimental treatment in the United States they had not tried. The case was taken all the way to the European Court of Human Rights, which declined to hear the case Tuesday, upholding previous court rulings that it was in Charlie's best interest
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