The Judge also argued over the fact the proposed treatment has never been tested on mice nor humans.
The 11-month-old has inherited the rare RRM2B gene from his parents - who were unknowing carriers. Making children's rights "independent of their parents" essentially gives the state carte blanche to inject itself into the private affairs of families.
Charlie Gard is not "meat".
An Italian pro-life activist, centrist MP Gian Luigi Gigli, said "the problem is not the size of the cranium or the irreversibility of the brain damage".
"I never said that", Yates said.
Hours in to the hearing, Justice Nicholas Francis claimed that the parents had said previously that they would not want to keep Charlie alive in his current state.
"In my view my keeping Charlie on artificial ventilation will not cause significant harm because he does not seem to be in pain", he said. According to The Sun, Charlie is likely "one of 16 people" to ever have the condition, as mitochondrial failure leads to organ damage and death.
"We've raised over 1.3 million pounds and. specialized doctors in the USA and Italy have offered groundbreaking treatment to us and are confident they can help Charlie", the couple said.
How many doctors and hospitals will be willing to work for government-set wages and rates?
Mr Justice Francis asked the American doctor, who can not be identified for legal reasons, if he would come to examine Charlie at the children's hospital where he is being cared for. Yet, British officials defended the legal rulings saying they were "in line with Charlie's interests".
Have other children been treated using nucleoside medication?His story has invited reflection on a wide range of topics, from parental rights to shifting standards for determining so-called quality of life.
He told Sun Online: "We were elated".
"You don't have to open up the pages of the Bible to see God answer prayer", said Mahoney. And now because of the time it has taken to get through this bureaucracy, there may be no hope for him.
Vice President Mike Pence said the case is a story of a single-payer health care system. This case sets a risky precedent, one that is fundamentally anti-parent.
Which hospitals have offered to treat Charlie?The family believes experimental treatment available in the US and Italy for mitochondrial depletion syndrome has a 10 percent chance of improving his quality of life and reducing the brain damage the illness has already inflicted on the boy.
The couple returned after a break.
"When the proceedings started and the way it was going, most of us felt at best there was a 50-50 chance" of Charlie being allowed to live and pursue treatment elsewhere, said Mahoney.
The parents have raised enough money to take Charlie to America for treatment.