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'For Charlie, it's too late': Parents of British baby abandon legal fight to get treatment in U.S.

'For Charlie, it's too late': Parents of British baby abandon legal fight to get treatment in U.S.

Quiet sobs reverberated in a London courtroom Monday as the parents of the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard told a judge they had decided to let their “sweet, gorgeous and innocent” boy go and were withdrawing a bid to take him to the United States for experimental treatment.

Bowing to the consensus of medical experts, Charlie’s mother, Connie Yates, said the couple no longer believed that the treatment would help their child.

“We only wanted to give him a chance at life," Yates said, fighting back tears of her own. “There’s now no way back for Charlie. Time has been wasted. It’s now time that has suddenly gone against him."

The boy’s father, Chris Gard,...

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