The recent passing of Charlie Gard has left many people around the world wondering what might have come from an experimental treatment that for various reasons was continually denied by courts in the United Kingdom. Shortly before Charlie’s passing late last week, The Guardian published an op-ed from emeritus professor Ian Kennedy defending the process of the courts in the United Kingdom. Kennedy claimed, among other things, that children do not belong to their parents and that parents do not have rights regarding their children. The implications of the idea that children do not belong to their parents are dire and pose a profound threat to the future of civilization. I wrote a column for Catholic News Agency discussing these implications and why we should be concerned with how the courts acted in the case of Charlie Gard.