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Then Gregory, the decision on stopping treatments was postponed until today

The decision on what Indi Gregory’s fate will be has been postponed until today. The appeal on possibility of transferring jurisdiction of the little girl’s case to the Italian judge will be discussed from 12pm English time (1pm in Italy) in the Court of Appeal: at least until then, the treatments that keep the little girl alive will not be suspended. This was announced by Jacopo Coghe, spokesperson for Pro Life & Family onlus, and the lawyer Simone Pillon, who are dealing with the matter and are in contact with the English lawyers and the family.

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For the case of Indi Gregory, the procedure of Article 9 of the Hague Convention was activated: the competent Italian judge contacted the British judge and the documents were sent to the Court of Appeal. Furthermore, as the lawyers explained, the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Italy wrote to the British Ministry of Justice, as required by Article 32 of the same Convention.

The High Court judge had decided that vital treatment should be stopped at 3pm today. He had also denied the little girl’s parents the possibility of taking her to die at their home in Ilkeston, Derbyshire (so far Indi Gregory has never left the hospital). hospital Queen Medical Center of Nottingham): according to the court, the plug will have to be pulled either in hospital or in a hospice. In a ruling, the judge wrote that it would be “nearly impossible” to remove the eight-month-old girl from life support and carry out palliative care in her family’s home.

Doctors told the judge that removal of life support could happen anywhere, in theory, but follow-up care should be “managed by trained professionals with resources available to address complications and minimize distress.”

Back in October, Judge Peel gave doctors permission to stop vital treatments, saying that the medical evidence was “unanimous and clear”. The Gregory family failed to convince judges at the Court of Appeal in London and those at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to overturn the decision. «I consider it essential that [Indi] continue to receive the highest quality clinical care, carried out in a safe and sustainable environment,” the judge added, “and this will not be possible at home.”

The Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome had agreed to provide treatment for the little girl, and the Italian government had intervened by granting her citizenshipbut the judge also rejected the request to transfer Indi to Rome.

«We think it is in Indi’s best interest to come to Italy to receive treatments that could help her breathe, opening a valve through the implantation of a stent, so that we can then focus on her mitochondrial disease which can be treated with these therapies”, explained the little girl’s father, Dean, in a video on La7. «We know that Indi is a fighter, she wants to live, and she doesn’t deserve to die».

Source: Vanity Fair

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