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Guinea Pig: 9-Year-Old Must Take a Dangerous Drug, State Says

Written by Gary North on March 21, 2012

What if your child had cancer. You took him to a conventional physician. He got better. The child shows no traces of cancer.

Then the state steps in and says you have not done enough. Your child must be given an experimental drug not yet approved by the Food & Drug Administration. There is some evidence that the drug in fact causes some forms of cancer.

You protest. You are then threatened with jail. Your child will be taken from you by the state and given the experimental drug.

What would you do?

This family knew what to do. It contacted the Home School Legal Defense Fund.

According to the head of the organization, “the Michigan Department of Human Services has filed suit to force the parents to administer the chemicals to their son even though he’s been clean of cancer on scans over the past year. In addition, lower courts twice have ruled against the demands of state agency officials.” The agency has appealed to the Court of Appeals.

This would bankrupt most families. If the agency loses, the parents would be stuck with huge legal fees. Fortunately, the HSLDA is paying these fees.

What if this were you?

Further, the treatment demanded by the state, which insisted that prosecutors bring a medical neglect case against the parents, is not guaranteed to help and not even guaranteed to be safe.

The doctors insisted that they be allowed to administer the drugs. Chemotherapy is required. Also radiation.

Jacob’s parents “begged the doctors to make an individual diagnosis, rather than simply following unbending standards. But the doctors were steadfast. All children with this cancer needed multiple rounds of these drugs – regardless of PET scan results, the doctors contended,” HSLDA reported.

The parents refused, and the doctors contacted Child Protective Services to ask that the parents be charged.

When the local CPS agency and prosecuting attorney refused, the doctors called the state to pressure the agency to file charges.

The treating physician said the drugs being required are safe and FDA-approved. It turns out she was wrong. No matter. The boy must remain a guinea pig.

The trial court said otherwise. So, the state has appealed the case.

This is America today. This is “the land of the free.” Let’s not be naive about what we are facing.

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9 thoughts on “Guinea Pig: 9-Year-Old Must Take a Dangerous Drug, State Says

  1. Supertad108 says:

    This story as with many others should begin to make ones blood curl. Folks this is simply outrageous. America is turning back to the Salem witch trials. We, the People are now guilty until proven innocent and we have NO say in ours or our children's life's. What happens if your neighbor says your acting funny? Will the government come in and make it mandatory you get an evaluation and then of course take drugs. THIS IS ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMIN'S! Money has truly become the root of all evil.

  2. SEAN MURRY says:

    i am glad i have no kids.

  3. just another way to depopulate the population.

  4. It's the "LOVE of money is a root of all kinds of evil"; money is an inanimate object and therefore cannot be evil. There are many whom I, personally know who have an abundance and are not evil, but very generous and I have been a recipient of their generosity many times. (The quote is from I Timothy 6:10a NKJV) Now, one can "worship" money, which is what has happened to many and Jesus said that one cannot worship two masters "You cannot serve God and mammon." Read the whole text in Luke 16:12-13 NKJV (or any other version). This is what has happened far too frequently in our Nation.
    God deliver and save our Republic!

  5. I would tell the authorities if they showed up at my front door they would be saying hello to my 9mm.

  6. What if the conservative Christian community came together and formed something like the underground railway to harbor children — and parents — from the ravages of bureaucratic tyranny? I have written more about that on my site.

  7. http://www.petition2congress.c... Go to this website to sign a petition to vet obama for eligibility to be president. He was never vetted in 08. Lame stream media was too busy lauding him as the hope of America.

  8. MontanaMEL says:

    I'll go with the concept of MOVE…out of that state…maybe, out of the USA….for the time being.. let the lawyers do their thing.
    Let the case be decided… If this top court trys to reverse any of the other courts' findings….i.e., force the drugs into the kid… THEN…make sure that the house cleaning that follows starts with this "doctor" that "ordered" it in the first place FIRST…then, a day later clean out those "state level" idiots…finally: get those on this high court voting to kill the kid with such forced drugs!.. The LE guys that would show up on the doorstep are NOT the ones deserving of any sh''ite pies…it's those behind them!

    One good "learning case" might just turn this tide off…. Otherwise, all these self-appointed do-gooder's need to get some 3A level underware, eh?.

  9. USPatriot says:

    The article says it was an experimental drug. This means the drug is in clinical trials but it is not "an FDA approved drug". The FDA approves the clinical trials done at independent centers until enough evidence piles up that it is safe for the general population. That being said, I was a clinical study coordinator and I can tell you that most drugs have side effects. Among those is headache, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, are the most common because it is a common response to diet and other factors, but these are not life threatening and until you get enough patients to determine it is truly from the drug and not a fluke. HOWEVER, there can be occasionally life threatening events to even the safest of drugs. Aspirin is a good example. GI bleed and rarely anaphylactic shock. A parent should have the right to determine treatment of a child. And the child by law also has the right to refuse treatment.