The recent blockbuster film “Darkest Hour” portrayed Winston Churchill’s gallant effort to save Britain from the Nazi war machine, as well as the evil ideology that fueled it—an ideology that destroyed human beings deemed inferior and unworthy of life.
Many forget that Hitler’s first target for extermination were individuals with disability. Sadly, even as the heroic British generation that kept the Nazis at bay ages and passes away, the British government today, through its healthcare system, is embracing the killing of innocents in a way that would make Hitler and his henchman proud.
Last summer, we told you about Charlie Gard, a British child with a rare genetic disorder. A London hospital decided, with the backing of the British government, that his case was hopeless, and despite his parents’ wishes, that he should be left to die.
Charlie did die after the hospital withdrew mechanical ventilation.
And today, Alfie Evans is a 23-month-old toddler with a “mystery illness” that has left him in “a semi-vegetative state.” Some suspect that Alfie suffers from the same neurological disorder that afflicted Charlie Gard. Now, while that’s speculation, Alfie definitely has something else in common with Charlie: Doctors and the hospital have given up on him as well, and they’re in an indecent hurry to see him die.