Family loses Supreme Court bid to extend boy's life support

The mother of Archie Battersbee, Hollie Dance, centre, speaks to the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice, London, on July 25, 2022. A British court is holding an emergency hearing on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, to determine whether a hospital can end life-support treatment for a 12-year-old boy who has suffered catastrophic brain damage.The parents of Archie Battersbee are fighting the decision but have lost a series of court challenges. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

LONDON — Britain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to prevent a hospital withdrawing life support from a 12-year-old boy with catastrophic brain damage, rejecting a bid by his parents to extend his treatment.

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