Sayer Ji, Contributor Activist PostMandatory chemotherapy for your child. The concept is horrific. But it is not just a concept. It has already happened and is still happening, which is why I am writing this article. We need to sound the alarm about this disturbing trend that, despite recent mainstream media references to a case of court-coerced chemotherapy, is still largely going unnoticed and/or unrecognized for what it really is: a human rights violation of the worst kind.
Moreover, as it involves our children who can not rightly advocate for themselves, we need to speak up and act on their behalf.
Court-Ordered Pediatric Chemotherapy Calls Into Question Who Has Parental Authority
Were it not for J.D. Heyes' Aug. 13th article for NaturalNews.com titled "Court forces chemo on eight-year-old Minnesota girl despite family's desire to use alternative medicine," and the CBS Minnesota article from Aug. 8th reporting on the matter, I would probably not be aware of this ongoing parental and human rights atrocity.
As reported by CBS, a Twin Cities family's 8-year-old daughter, Sarah, who had recently had 90 percent of a brain tumor surgically removed and was suffering from typical side effects from follow-up chemotherapy, such as nausea, sore throat, loss of weight and hair, was ordered by her doctors to continue for one more year of chemotherapy. Her parents, who wished to search out less toxic treatment alternatives, were contacted by child protective services when the child's doctors determined her survival was being compromised each day she went without further chemotherapy treatment.
According to CBS, "The Minnetonka family was ordered to court and was told if they did not work with them on a treatment plan, they would lose custody of Sarah." Subsequently, "The court and Parisian family eventually reached an agreement on a treatment plan which includes some chemotherapy, but "it's going to include a dose that is not going to send her tipping over the edge," Connors said."
But What If Chemotherapy Is Not "Therapeutic" At All?
There is a disturbing subtext to this story that will likely never get addressed by any mainstream media outlet, which, incidentally, is why the alternative media is so important. As the saying goes, a text without a context is a pretext. The problem is that conventional treatment with chemotherapy and radiation, and not the cancer to which it is being applied, is often the primary cause of the accelerated death of the patient.* read on...