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Michigan and Medical Terrorism

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

What is medical terrorism?  Well it is when the government is telling you, you must put your child on certain drugs or you will be criminally prosecuted.  There is a case in Michigan that is being fought on behalf of Ken and Erin Stieler and their son Jacob by attorney with the Home School Legal Defense Association.  This case is because the Michigan Department of Human Services has filed a suit to force the parents to administer the chemicals to their son even though medical scans reveal him to be completely clear of cancer.  The chemicals are chemotherapy for Jacob and it is being mandated by the state.  They include ifosfamide, etoposide and doxorubicin.  These chemicals are carcinogens and they can actually cause cancer.  In fact, the FDA openly admits that these drugs have never been proven safe in children, stating, “Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.”  There are some lower courts in Michigan that have ruled against state officials and they have actually taken the side of the family on two occasions to avoid their son being poisoned with chemotherapy.  However, the Michigan Department of Human Services insists that state criminal prosecutors charge the parents with medical neglect.

The Home School Legal Defense Association is making this statement, “The Michigan Department of Human Services continues to attempt to prosecute this family for medical neglect.  If they succeed they will force Jacob to resume chemotherapy despite the fact that the drugs in question are not FDA approved (either for children in general or for this particular cancer).  Moreover, these drugs do not promise anything close to a guaranteed cure.  And, the FDA requires the drug manufacturers to disclose that these drugs cause new cancers to form, heart disease in children, failure to sexually mature, and many other serious side effects in some cases.  The Marquette County Probate Court has twice ruled against the Department.  Yet, the department keeps on fighting against these parents.”

This all sounds like “gunpoint medicine” a coined term meaning medicine administered at gunpoint by the government and that is what Ken and Erin Stieler are facing right now.  Because of this overreaching form of government-sponsored medical terrorism; if there are parents who do not agree to put their children on these chemicals they may be criminally prosecuted, thrown in jail and have their children taken away from them.

I do believe that this subject is a human rights issue.  Parents should have the right to say “No” to a medical treatment.  That should be a rational decision made by the parents after all they are there to protect the health of their children.  It seems like if that was a grown up then that person could just decide to have chemotherapy or not; knowing that he is ill.  No one would dispute that decision because he is a grown up.  Because this is a child the Department of Human Services might be thinking that the parents don’t have the right to decide for the child and they don’t think the child can make these decisions on his own.

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Two Teens O.D. on Heroin in Michigan

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Two Fenton, Michigan high schoolers by the names of Briona Jawhari and Erika Schlosser recently overdosed on heroin in mid-February.

Heroin use is on the rise in suburban areas of Michigan, and these two latest deaths were particularly poignant.

In a memorial service for Jawhari at her high school, they played over the loudspeaker the 911 call Jawhari’s father made in an effort to save her life after he found her.

Students listened as 911 attendants instructed her father on what to do during his desperate attempt to resuscitate her. He was unable to do so – she had already passed.

It was later discovered through interviews with the late Jawhari’s friends that she started using heroin because she wanted to see what it was like after her mother overdosed and died from the same drug.

Hopefully, the memorial service will influence a generation of Fenton, Michigan youth to stay away from such a dangerous drug.

Heroin is growing more popular amongst the younger generation because it can be smoked or snorted and is very cheap compared to most drugs. Youth are wary of needles, but once they’re hooked on heroin and gaining a great tolerance, they come to use needles in order to get the same high they were once able to obtain through other forms of heroin consumption.

Heroin sells for as little as $7.00 a bag and even cheaper in some of its derivative forms. For example, “cheese heroin” is cut with Tylenol or other over-the-counter pain medications and is available for purchase for mere change. Children as young as 9 years old have been reportedly hooked on “cheese heroin,” and some areas of the U.S. are having a rash of cheese heroin overdoses. For example, over 40 people have recently died in North Texas from cheese heroine over-consumption.

Heroin addiction is one of the most deadly addictions to have. Heroin addicts have 20 times the fatality rate of the average person, and not just because of their risk of overdose but because habitual heroin users are unhealthy, thin, and the drug has actually broken down the addict’s immune system and impaired his bodily functions to the point where it’s very easy for him to get an infectious disease and have other problems.

The life of a heroin junkie is a short, miserable one. Unless actions are taken to rehabilitate the individual once he starts down the path of heroin addiction, the only thing that will stop him is death or brain damage.

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