Now suddenly the hospital discovers the rights of Alfie’s family?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Apr 24, 2018

Alder Hey hospital won't be providing updates on the slow death of Alfie Evans. That's no surprise. What is remarkable is the hospital's Twitter announcement that this silence is "out of respect for the privacy of Alfie and his family." The family's wishes have not played a major role in the hospital's decisions to date, to put it mildly.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: Comares - Apr. 25, 2018 4:24 PM ET USA

    They are acting within the letter of the Law but not with Charity and care and concern for Alfie and his parents. Let them take him to Rome and let the Lord decide.

  • Posted by: Travelling - Apr. 24, 2018 7:16 PM ET USA

    I have been there. The behaviour of the hospital has been disgraceful. I have never seen anything like it.