Ted Cruz Speaks Out for Alfie, Calls for Prayers for Baby and Family


Texas Senator Ted Cruz used his Twitter platform on Wednesday to shine a light on the life and death situation of Alfie Evans — the 23-month-old toddler in Great Britain who was taken off life support Monday night at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

Evans suffers from a degenerative neurological disorder which requires him to be on a ventilator. Alder Hey Hospital has taken Alfie off life support and denied him further treatment, claiming it would be useless, and not in his best interest.

Alfie’s parents, Thomas Evans and Kate James, have been fighting an ongoing legal battle to allow them to take Alfie abroad and receive further treatment in a fight for his life.

This young boy’s case, like that of Charlie Gard, has caused an outcry across the globe, including from Pope Francis who has pleaded with the British government to allow the infant to receive treatment in Italy.

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On Wednesday, Senator Cruz asked Americans to pray for Alfie, and urged the UK government to grant his parents’ request that he receive treatment.

Cruz first laid out the situation, explaining Alfie’s tragic circumstances, and his parents’ plea for help.

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Cruz also criticized Britain’s health care system, which has denied Alfie further treatment and barred him from seeking it elsewhere.

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ABC reported Wednesday that a Britain’s Court of Appeals rejected another bid by Alfie’s parents to take him to Italy and continue his life support.

“It’s disgusting how he’s being treated,” Alfie’s father told the British television show “This Morning,” on Wednesday, according to the U.K. Mirror.

“Not even an animal would be treated like this. He’s proving them wrong. It’s time to give him some grace and dignity and let him go home or to Italy.”

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Rebekah Baker is the former deputy managing editor of The Western Journal.
Rebekah Baker is the former deputy managing editor of The Western Journal. She graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She has written hundreds of articles on topics like the sanctity of life, free speech and freedom of religion.
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