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'Parents need more rights' says couple wanting to take their sick son for treatment in the US

A couple who want to take their sick son to the United States for treatment say parents 'deserve more rights'.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates want their nine-month-old son Charlie to undergo a therapy trial in the US.

But doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in central London say the treatment is experimental and his life support should be switched off.

Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage.

Parents should have more rights. It's not as if we want to take him to a hospital and give him really invasive treatment that's really going to hurt him and harm him.

This is an oral medication. It's a powder that goes into his milk. It's got no side effects.

When there's something out there that's not going to cause and significant harm parents should have every say in what happens to their child.

– Chris Gard

Charlie's legal team says it wants to examine all possible options - including taking the case to the Supreme Court. It is not yet known whether Charlie's parents can do this. Supreme Court justices are analysing the case with the deadline for a decision tomorrow.

Hopefully Great Ormond Street will co-operate. If not, we'll have to get something from the court to prevent them turning his machine off on Wednesday.

– Connie Yates

I will not let my son die in that building. My world would be taken away in a heartbeat. I'm not prepared for that - not when there's someone out there how can help him; however small the chances.

– Chris Gard