Today, the family of Alfie Evans made one more plea for their son to be allowed to leave the U.K. and travel to Italy for treatment:

But it’s official now: The judge has ruled that little Alfie Evans’ life is not worth trying to save.

The judge got one thing right: Evans is an extraordinary little boy. And the judge has effectively handed Evans a death sentence.

To be left speechless is understandable. What the state has done to Alfie Evans is beyond comprehension. But these tweeters have managed to muster some words to accurately describe what’s happened:

Health care may not be a right, but life is. And the state is taking that right away from Alfie Evans.

Please pray for Alfie Evans. Pray for his family. And pray for the souls of those who have sentenced him to die.