When Archie Battersbee’s accident left him unconscious, he was put on life support treatment, but months later he had not regained consciousness and doctors said he was brain-stem dead. They planned to stop treatment. Archie's mother disagreed, wanting a ‘realistic time’ for her child to recover saying, ‘Planned death is euthanasia, which is illegal in this country. It is for God to decide what should happen to Archie, including if, when and how he should die.’ On 22 July we highlighted Archie’s situation and the need for law changes so that the vulnerable and their families are protected in end-of-life matters. His parents began legal proceedings to keep Archie on life support treatment, but finally on 4 August the European Court of Human Rights refused their application to delay any changes to his treatment. Continue to pray for changes to be made around hospitals' power to make life or death decisions for the vulnerable.
End of Archie Battersbee’s battle for lifeWritten by David Fletcher 05 Aug 2022
- Pray: for God to comfort Archie's family with the peace that can only come from heaven and help them recover from the excruciating ordeal they have been through. (Isaiah 41:10)
- More: www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/03/archie-battersbee-parents-submit-application-continue-life-support/