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Parents furious that Charlie Gard’s guardian heads charity that backs assisted dying

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Charlie Gard’s parents are reported to be angry that the lawyer appointed to speak on behalf of the terminally-ill baby in court heads a charity that backs assisted dying.

Parents have privately expressed their concern after discovering that Charlie’s guardian lawyer Victoria Butler-Cole,  is chairman of Compassion in Dying, a sister organisation to Dignity in Dying, the Telegraph reports.

The two charities share the same chief executive and media team.

Charlie’s parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, do not believe their son needs a guardian and that they alone should speak for him.

Butler-Cole is his Cafcass guardian. Cafcass represents children in the family courts.

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A statement on the hospital website says: ‘Charlie’s parents fundamentally believe that they alone have the right to decide what treatment Charlie has and does not have. They do not believe that Great Ormond Street should

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