Life of 5-year-old girl hangs in balance as UK hospital fights parents to remove life support

    Updated: July 17, 2019 at 4:26 pm EST  See Comments

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    LONDON, England, July 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The parents of a little girl who suffered a sudden stroke are now fighting for her life — against doctors who wish to remove her from life support and let her die. 

    Tafida Raqeeb, 5, is lying in London’s King’s College Hospital, having suffered a sudden and rare rupture in her brain in February. A brain stem test has shown that she is not dead. Her doctors, however, who are convinced that she will never recover from her minimally conscious state, wish to remove her from a ventilator, thus bringing about her death.

    Today, the doctors’ legal representatives went to court to do so.

    Tafida’s mother, Shelina Begum, 39, told LifeSiteNews that neither she nor her husband, Mohammad Raqueeb, 45, want this to happen. Believing the little girl is recovering, they have found a hospital that is willing to treat their little girl, the Gaslini Pediatric Hospital in Genoa, and want to take her there. 

    However, in a situation reminiscent of the Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard cases, Tafida’s London doctors believe it is in her best interests to die. 

    Video released by the parents show Tafida interacting with an electric globe strobing

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