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Piers Morgan Throws His Support Behind Alfie Evans’ Parents

Piers Morgan Throws His Support Behind Alfie Evans’ Parents

The parents of Alfie Evans have gained a big-name supporter as they continue to fight for their baby boy to be kept alive.

Piers Morgan has thrown his support behind mum Kate and dad Tom, saying that they should be the ones who have the final say over what happens with their son.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the TV host said: "If it was my child, I would like the final say. Alfie's parents want the final choice. Why shouldn't they be allowed that? Shouldn't love be the ultimate way?"

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The 53-year-old said that 'miracles do happen' and that 'sometimes doctors get it wrong'. But as Piers was attempting to back Tom and Kate in their bid to save their son, he faced fierce opposition from Dr Hilary Jones, who was on the GMB panel.

Dr Hilary Jones tried to not get angry while defending the doctor's decision. Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain
Dr Hilary Jones tried to not get angry while defending the doctor's decision. Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain

He said: "A panel of doctors - not just one or two - have decided this and it's in the best interests of the child which is how the doctors make the decision.

"Real love is letting go and letting go of your actual feelings for the benefit of your child."

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Morgan questioned whether Tom and Kate should at least be allowed to bring Alfie home so that he can spend his final moments in a familiar place.

"There comes a point where this boy is going to die. At that point is it not the humane thing to let him go home and die in his parents' arms at home?" he told a panel of people with different views on the Alfie Evans case.

Alfie Evans parents
Alfie Evans parents

Judge Hayden questioned whether that could be an option yesterday at the family division of the Manchester High Court.

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But one of the clinicians at Alder Hey hospital where Alfie is receiving treatment has previously said that moving Alfie cannot take place for a few days at the earliest and that the hostility that they are facing from protesters - some of whom tried to storm the hospital on Monday - promises to make moving him difficult.

Doctors have turned off Alfie's life support in the last few days and, according to his parents, he was breathing unassisted for 24 hours. Kate and Tom have stepped in and were doing mouth to mouth resuscitation after Alfie's lips turned blue.

Tom and Kate have been in and out of court rooms over the past six months and have been campaigning to take him to Italy where a hospital in Rome says it can treat him for a neurological condition that is destroying his brain.

The little boy was even granted Italian citizenship as a last-ditch attempt to get him treatment.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain/Alfie's Army Instagram

Topics: Alfie Evans, News, ITV, UK, Piers Morgan

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.