Imagine, if you can, what it would be like to take your child into a hospital for emergency medical treatment, and then be told that the medical treatment you had been following previously, at the recommendation from your doctors, was wrong. They tell you that your daughter was not suffering from mitochondrial disorder at all, but instead was suffering from psychosomatic symptoms that needed psychiatric care. You disagree, and so you want to discharge your daughter from Boston Children's Hospital and take her to Tufts Medical Center, where she had previously received treatment. Under their care, your daughter has been leading a fairly normal life, and she had just been competing at an ice skating event a few weeks earlier. But instead, Boston Children's Hospital calls in Child "Protection", who then award custody of your child to the hospital. You are now involved in a long legal custody battle for 10 months, while not being allowed to take your daughter out of the hospital where she is being held prisoner. Finally you get a trial before a real judge, with the hopes this judge will act with common sense and allow your daughter to come home for Christmas. But no, that didn't happen. The judge leaves your daughter in the care of the hospital, because after all, in America everyone knows that the Medical Community knows what's best for everyone. It doesn't matter that hospitals are now the third leading cause of death in the United States, or that psychiatric diagnoses are completely subjective with no objective biological testing. Even when mistakes are made, it is all done for "greater good" of society, and the pharmaceutical companies, doctors, psychiatrists, and others within the medical system get to define "good."
A relative says an Ohio Amish girl diagnosed with leukemia continues natural treatments while hiding with her parents amid a legal case over whether she'll be forced to resume chemotherapy. Doctors fought the family's decision to end chemotherapy, saying Sarah Hershberger would die without it. Her grandfather tells the Akron Beacon Journal that Sarah recently celebrated her 11th birthday and seems vibrant and healthy. Isaac Keim says blood and imaging tests showed the cancer is gone. The family's attorney says it fled home in northeast Ohio's Medina County, leaving the country at one point to avoid having to resume chemotherapy treatments. A state appeals court has appointed a guardian to take over Sarah's medical decisions. Keim says the family returned to the U.S. but remains in hiding.
Protest Planned for Justina Pelletier held by Boston Children’s Hospital Against Her Parents’ Will for Nearly 10 months
15 year old Justina from CT has been held at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) going on 10 months! Her parents and family are only allowed one hour of monitored visitation and 2 20 minute monitored phone calls each week. Shockingly, this family has written proof that every medical action taken by them in their care of Justina was ordered by a physician. Despite this proof, BCH forcibly removed the parents from Justina’s care and have since assumed custody of their child indefinitely. The parents of Justina's next court date is 12/5/13' We hope that Justina will be released to the custody of her parents that day. Please attend the protest and show your support for the family and all families that have been affected by such poor and unjust decisions.
A Colorado mother is being forced to put her son, who is suffering from leukemia, back into toxic chemotherapy and radiation treatment that almost killed him, even though his cancer is in remission. When her son almost died from the first round of chemotherapy, she took him to Colorado so she could give him medical marijuana which is natural and has none of the side effects of chemotherapy. In spite of the fact that there is solid scientific research on cannabis healing cancer, it remains not only a drug not approved by the FDA, but a criminal illegal drug federally. Colorado recently passed laws allowing it to be distributed in that state. But under threat of the CPS taking her child away, she was forced to obey a medical doctor to allow chemotherapy to resume again.
Gulf War Vet and Wife Lose Children to CPS because Doctor Prescribed Medical Marijuana for Headaches
This is a very sad story of how one family lost custody of their children for a whole year simply because the father was using marijuana, legally prescribed by a doctor, to treat his headaches that he says were the result of all the chemicals he was exposed to while serving his country in the Gulf War. Active duty military personnel are also subjected to many vaccines not used in the general public. Child Protection Services in San Diego removed the children from their home and their parents, and it took the parents a year to get them back. It is quite ironic to think of how many parents today have medicine cabinets full of toxic "legal" prescription drugs which have far more serious side effects than marijuana, and yet would never come under suspicion of Child Protection Services, as this would probably constitute the majority of American families in the U.S. today. It is not surprising that this Gulf War veteran found a doctor to prescribe marijuana for his headaches in San Diego, since the University of California in San Diego has a center for the "Medicinal Cannabis Research" which conducts clinical research on marijuana. An Oncology physician in San Diego who has studied marijuana states that it contains: "anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and probably anti-cancer compounds in it." He prescribes marijuana for his cancer patients for "their loss of appetite, nausea, pain, depression, and insomnia." He says this one drug, marijuana, can replace 5 prescription drugs.
Child Protection Services (CPS) across the United States is legally abducting children from parents through a profit motive, and placing them into the foster care system. The right to legal counsel, your Miranda rights, the right to a speedy jury trial, are American rights protected by our Constitution. But not in family court, where a single judge can decide whether or not you are a fit parent. CPS services "protecting" children today has become a $29.4 billion dollar industry. CPS has more power today than the police, sheriff, or FBI, as they can come into your home and remove your child without a search warrant or court order. Someone who doesn't like you, for any reason, can make a phone call and provide an anonymous "tip" with the result of you losing your children. Children are being taken away from parents today with no warrant and no jury trial for things such as: refusing vaccines, being overweight, being underweight, refusing to drink fluorinated water, eating organic food, and more.
Child Protection Services Investigated in California After International Child Abduction Uproar in Sacramento
The California State Assembly has voted to audit the reported abuse of power by the Child Protection Services after the highly publicized case of Anna and Alex Nikolayev, who had their baby removed from their home by force simply because they wanted to seek a second opinion regarding recommended heart surgery on their child. The case drew international attention since the father is a Russian national, and Russia accused the United States of violating the couple's human rights.
Maryanne Godboldo and Allison Folmar are extraordinary women. Their names may not elicit immediate recognition by the masses but it is because of their belief in the right of parents—not the state—to decide whether to medicate a child, that their struggle will protect thousands of children who otherwise would have become victims of deeply flawed State Child Protective Services policies.
A hearing that was scheduled for Monday morning in a Sacramento court room for the case of Child Protection Services (CPS) forcibly removing an infant from Russian parents was delayed past lunch after it was reported that two judges had already declined to preside over the case. The case has drawn international attention due to the fact that the Russian media is reporting that the couple are dual citizens of both Russia and the U.S. A judge finally ruled in favor of the parents Monday afternoon.
This couple did everything right in caring for their baby, seeking the medical treatment he needed. When one hospital was negligent in their patient care endangering their child, they removed him from that hospital and took him to a different hospital, where he was discharged by a physician and cleared to return home. But apparently the first hospital reported the family to CPS, and CPS came with police to the family's home, and allegedly removed the baby from the mother's arms after assaulting the husband to get his keys and enter the home, without a warrant.