Spoken like a true statist.

Via Free Beacon:

A British law professor argued in theGuardian on Monday that parents ultimately have no rights when it comes to raising their children.

University College London professor emeritus Ian Kennedy wrote an op-ed on the case of Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old child suffering from a rare and fatal genetic condition. He is currently on life support. Gard’s parent sought to take the child to the United States for an experimental treatment, but were blocked by a U.K. judge.

After a protracted legal battle, the Gards eventually relented when the window for the treatment had passed.

“All we wanted to do was take Charlie from one world-renowned hospital to another world-renowned hospital in the attempt to save his life and to be treated by the world leader in mitochondrial disease,” the family said in a statement.

Kennedy wrote that the court’s decision was just, arguing that the judicial system must have the final say and only be concerned “for the child and the child’s interests.”

“These are the steps. The first is to recognize that children do not belong to their parents,” he wrote.

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