Gov’t Usurps Parental Rights, Forces Chemotherapy on 10-Year-Old Amish Girl

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An appeals court has overturned the ruling of a Medina County, Ohio Juvenile and Probate Judge who upheld parental rights not to seek chemotherapy in the case of a 10-year-old Amish girl diagnosed with leukemia.

As The Daily Sheeple previously reported, Judge John Lohn twice ruled that the girl’s parents should be allowed to make medical decisions for their child, and that includes their right to choose natural remedies over chemotherapy treatments that the parents testified were making their daughter terribly ill.

Now an appeals court has overturned that ruling, as CBS News reports:

The court ruled that an attorney who’s also a registered nurse should be granted limited guardianship over the girl, Sarah Hershberger, and the power to make medical decisions for her.

Doctors at Akron Children’s Hospital believe Sarah’s leukemia is treatable but says she will die without chemotherapy. The hospital went to court after the family decided to stop chemotherapy and treat Sarah with natural medicines, such as herbs and vitamins.

The appeals court ruling, issued last week, overturns a judge’s decision that said that keeping the parents from making medical decisions for their daughter would take away their rights.

“While we respect the wishes of the parents and believe them to be honest and sincere, we are unwilling to adhere to the wishes of the parents,” the appeals court judges wrote.

The beliefs and convictions of the parents can’t outweigh the rights of the state to protect the child, the court said. It also ordered that the guardian should be appointed right away. [emphasis added]

In other words, under the guise that “beliefs and convictions of the parents can’t outweigh the rights of the state to protect the child,” the State has the ability to simply take away a parent’s right to weigh medical options and ultimately decide what is best for his or her child.

This is not the first time in recent years such a ruling has been made in regards to children with cancer.

Daniel Hauser received national attention when he and his mother fled Minnesota after the 13-year-old refused court-ordered chemotherapy for his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2009. The family had opted for alternative treatments in that case as well, and Daniel went on record that he felt chemotherapy was poison and even went on a hunger strike for nine days to protest the treatments. An arrest warrant was eventually issued for the boy’s mother and a nationwide manhunt ensued. Daniel and his mom eventually came back and Daniel was forced to undergo the treatments. CNN reported,

Medical ethicists say parents generally have a legal right to make decisions for their children, but there is a limit. “You have a right, but not an open-ended right,” Arthur Caplan, director of the center for bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, said last week. “You can’t compromise the life of your child.”

The question is, who ultimately decides what will “compromise” the life of a child when it comes to potentially dangerous medical treatments? Apparently the answer is the government.

Some have noted that more people die from cancer treatments every year than the actual cancer these treatments are meant to “cure,” and that many natural cancer treatments and therapies have actually been suppressed by Big Pharma in favor of profits over people.

Since its inception, the $200-billion cancer industry has been molded by big financial interests including the Rockefeller Foundation.

Chemotherapy is not a wonder drug without horrible potential side effects and risks. Studies have shown chemotherapy can backfire and actually feed the growth of more cancer cells, causing new cancers and the return of those treated by the heavy doses of radiation therapy:

This protein, dubbed “WNT16B,” is taken up by nearby cancer cells, causing them to “grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy,” said Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. He’s the co-author of the study that documented this phenomenon, published in Nature Medicine.

This protein, it turns out, explains why cancer tumors grow more aggressively following chemotherapy treatments. In essence, chemotherapy turns healthy cells into WNT16B factories which churn out this “activator” chemical that accelerates cancer tumor growth.

Our corporatist government and its alphabet organizations replete with revolving door ties to Big Pharma should not be allowed to force potentially dangerous treatments on people or their children if they do not wish to take them. If the government won’t leave the Amish alone, there’s no reason to expect it to leave the rest of us alone.

Sadly, with the push for total government medical control under Obamacare, stories like these will surely become more and more commonplace in the future.

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  • wolf

    More than likely, you’ll see stories of scum feds and unethical MDs getting their brains blown out for fucking with people’s children.

    • Dennis

      I certainly hope so. If I were the parent I’d seriously consider it. It’s the only thing that has any chance of turning the tide. Tyranny must be resisted in any way possible.

  • Barn Cat

    Good. The parents shouldn’t be able to deny medical care to a child who needs it.

    • Jean

      then – can they deny the child’s wish for CAKE or ICE CREAM or CANDY for EVERY MEAL?

      Take your argument to the logical conclusion – and while we’re at it:
      The decision of the appellate court above means that THE STATE owns your children – and you, too.

      If you want to be a cow for Uncle Sam, that’s your choice.
      I’d rather kill Uncle Sam, dammit. I was born in a country that no longer exists! So dammit, it’s time to set the scales right.

    • DEVILSmedicine

      Chemotherapy, destroys all the cells in the body, not just the cancer.

      While healthy food, like fruits and vegetables have the potential to only seek and destroy the cancer.

      A combination of water fasting and consumption of super food are the best chance of not only destroying the cancer, but for the child to survive, which is the most important part of treating her.

      Unfortunately, the hospital will only succeed in killing the cancer, because it will be taking the child right along with it. As you can see from the hospital’s attitude, that is the kind of thinking that will not be able to see the truth in a family’s moment of need.

      The governments of the world should have made the combustioni engine illegal a hundred years ago.

      The amount of pollution that they have allowed to exist is the reason that diseases like cancer have increased in occurance.

      This is why forced payment into obamacare is wrong.
      The government is contributing to the underlying health problems that people are having, and instead of accepting the responsibility that now belongs to them, they are trying to force us to pay for their mistakes.

      Obamacare is illegal.
      The genetic modification of food is DEMONIC.
      If you have not noticed the irony in MONsanto’s name. Then you are not seeing what it is meant to tell you. The real name of Monsanto is DEMONsan.

      They are not saints, they are Demonic satan worshipers for taking the food God has given us and manipulating it into cancer causing substances.

      The child more than likely is a victim to these changes. And the awareness her parents have will give her a better chance of success if they are allowed to choose how she will be treated.

      Organic Fresh Fruits & Vegetables are the Key.
      God is the Answer, and Water Fasting will Help.

    • Seriously?

      Seriously? Real medical care does not include chemo and radiation. Most people who have done the research and watched helplessly as friends and family die one after the next due to this “medical care” know that cancer is big money. That is all it’s about is money. They don’t care about who lives or dies, are you kidding? The amish culture know about alternative treatments and most go to mexico were it is legal to treat naturally….and it works! Americans are to friggen ignorant and brain washed into believing what government says to be true. We all need to run from the so-called cure… .not have friggen rallies to raise more money for science that does absolutely nothing. WAKE UP PEOPLE! These parents are among the most intelligent and are running from sure death!!

  • Susan

    Uh nooo the government has NO right to tell me what I feel is right or wrong for my child. That goes for medical care too. The parents were not denying medical care they were treating with herbs and vitamins. People once again do your research! There are herbs and vitamins that cure cancer!!! One of them is Turmeric. Oh you have not heard of that? Im sure you haven’t because the Big Pharma wants you to use their drugs so they can make money while they kill your child. WAKE UP PEOPLE.

  • Jean

    If the government has the RIGHT to decide what’s “Best” for the child – it has the same power over you.

    The State Owns You.
    And it will make you strong enough to work for it, nd then send you to the glue factory (for glue) when you’re no longer useful.

    Just like we put down an old, sick, tired dog – or send a cow to the slaughterhouse.
    Fight back before they brand you permanently.

  • Max

    There lies the problem, “they were treating her with herbs and vitamins” This takes money from the BIG PHARMA cats and the do not like it one fucking bit.

  • Guest

    My heart aches for these parents and this young girl. What a sad place this country has turned into. I’m a Mom and I would fight for my rights and my child. This is so wrong. Amen to a lot of you that can see how wrong this is. I hope more wake up and rise to the occasion .

    • Jean

      Unless you’re willing to draw blood – you’re not willing to fight.
      Think about that for a bit – it’s all these monsters will hear, the drip-drip-drip of their blood on the floor.

  • Tom in Zanesville Ohio

    To All: Certain cancers can be CURED by the use of extracted oil from the female cannabis plant. For a clear understanding of how this occurs please watch the video series by Rick Simpson by entering the words “Run From the Cure” in your search engine.

  • mark

    The 1946 Nuremberg trials gave people the right to informed consent and the right to refuse medical intervention.