Seattle mother arrested for "kidnapping" her own baby to
seek alternative treatments
Public trust in conventional medicine has plummeted to such an all-time low
that the industry is now resorting to the threat of violence in order to market
its services. Gunpoint medicine is alive and well in Seattle,
Washington, where county law enforcement officers, prompted by Child Protective
Services (CPS), arrested and jailed 34-year-old Tina Marie Carlsen for her "crime"
of rescuing her infant from overzealous hospital staff who demanded they perform
kidney surgery on the infant.
Terrorized by the incident, charged with second-degree kidnapping of her own
child, and threatened with bail of $500,000, Tina Carlsen was jailed for several
days, during which she was unable to provide lifesaving mother's milk to her
baby (which is crucial for a child's brain and immune system). She has still
not been allowed physical contact with her infant son.
Carlsen's child was taken from her by Child Protective Services after she refused
to drug her infant with doctor-prescribed medications in preparation for surgery
to implant kidney dialysis devices. She was also reportedly threatened by a
nephrologist (a kidney specialist), who, according to relatives, demanded, "You
do what I tell you to do, or I will have the police at the door, taking that
baby from you."
And that's exactly what happened: The doctor called Child Protective Services,
and CPS won a court battle to take custody of the child based entirely on Carlsen's
refusal to submit the child to conventional surgery. When Carlsen rescued her
own child from the Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, a statewide
Amber Alert was issued, which mobilized law enforcement to arrest the mother.
Initially, the alert claimed the child was in "imminent danger," but
this was later contradicted by hospital staff members who issued a statement
admitting the child was not in imminent danger.
"This mother's rights have been annihilated," said Kelly Meinig,
the president of Citizens for Safe Birth, a non-profit consumer health organization.
"What's so scary is this could happen to any of us. All this family wanted
was the ability to make an informed decision."
This incident is the latest example of state-sponsored medical terrorism where
parents who do not submit to narrowly-defined "treatments" promoted
by conventional medicine are branded as criminals, arrested at gunpoint, jailed
and forcibly separated from their children by Child Protective Services. A previous
case of medical terrorism involved a Texas teenager who was kidnapped by authorities
and forced to undergo toxic chemotherapy treatments that her parents desperately
insisted on avoiding.
See State-sponsored medical
terrorism: Texas authorities arrest parents, kidnap their teenage daughter,
and force her through chemotherapy against her will.
Conventional medicine, characterized by toxic pharmaceuticals, radical surgical
procedures, rampant bribery, corruption and relentless disease mongering and
"sick care" profiteering, is increasingly being enforced by gunpoint
in the United States. Parents who wish to protect their children from the dangers
of chemotherapy, surgery or dangerous prescription drugs may find themselves
accused of kidnapping their own children simply by rescuing them from the hands
of surgeons and oncologists who stand to profit from every procedure performed.
The threat of violence is not foreign to the promoters of conventional medicine,
as the FDA has been the architect of several armed raids against doctors, nutritional
supplement companies and even a church. Such raids include the "B vitamin"
raid on the clinic of Dr. Jonathan Wright, the "CoQ10" raid on Highland
Laboratories, the El Cajon pet food store raid (the owner committed the "crime"
of saying that vitamins were good for pets) and multiple, armed "terror-style"
raids against the Life Extension Foundation, among many others. The FDA has
confiscated "dangerous" products like flaxseed oil, herbal tea, vitamin
C and CoQ10, all in its quest to save the public from the terrible dangers of
Disrupts profits, go to jail
Far from being an industry that seeks to help patients, modern-day medicine
is a profit-seeking industry that depends on sustained sickness to generate
profits for drug companies, hospitals and diagnostic equipment manufacturers.
Police officers, Sheriffs and even U.S. Marshals are routinely recruited by
conventional medicine "enforcers" to terrorize selected targets in
order to send a message to the rest of the population that they must submit
to the treatments of conventional medicine, even when such treatments are provably
harmful to patients or based on fraudulent science and deceptive marketing claims.
The tactics of such campaigns mirror those of terrorist cells, which rely on
violence or the threat of violence to achieve a political goal.
Similarly, the Bush Administration, through its so-called "New Freedom
Initiative on Mental Health" hopes to impose mandatory mental health screening
on all U.S. children -- a thinly-veiled attempt to boost Big Pharma profits
even further by drugging millions of children with expensive psychotropic drugs,
including amphetamines like Ritalin and antidepressant drugs known to promote
Consumer backlash gains strength
The use of these tactics helps explain why critics of conventional medicine
describe these times as, "The Dark Ages of medicine." FDA actions
are increasingly seen as oppressive and even tyrannical by an increasing number
of patients and doctors, and the public's trust of pharmaceutical companies,
who have been caught inventing fictitious diseases and misleading federal regulators
about drug safety trials, is at an all-time low.
A consumer backlash against the Police State tactics of conventional medicine
is gaining momentum as people and lawmakers alike realize that no American is
truly free if they are not free to choose a system of medicine that they believe
offers them the most effective solutions for health challenges. Rep. Ron Paul
(R-Tx) has introduced the Health
Freedom Protection Act (H.R. 4282), a bill that would help rein in the censorship
of the FDA and finally allow nutritional supplement manufacturers to tell the
truth about the scientifically-validated health benefits of their products.
See FDA tyranny and the censorship
of cherry health facts to learn more.
Other health freedom efforts now underway include campaigns to ban
direct-to-consumer drug advertising and end
the monopoly on drug prices. Organizations such as the Life
Extension Foundation and Commercial
Alert are supporting grassroots efforts to end the FDA's reign of terror,
while many of the FDA's own drug safety scientists like Dr. David Graham are
working from inside the agency to affect meaningful reform.
While the arrest and prosecution of Tina Carlsen is a clear example of an out-of-control
system of medicine that continues to be enforced at gunpoint, Carlsen may one
day be seen as the Rosa Parks of health freedom. She was the mother who dared
to rescue her baby from the scalpels of overzealous surgeons, and her incarceration
reveals the blatant truth about the motives of hospitals, doctors and the entire
system of modern medicine: Comply with our medicine, or we will punish you.
As is being pointed out by many critics of Carlsen's treatment, the idea of
whether her baby's condition demanded urgent medical care is not relevant. It
is the right and responsibility of every parent to choose what kind of treatment
their child should receive, even if certain health experts disagree with such
a decision. The State is not the parent, and any State that would use the threat
of violence to enforce the profiteering medical treatments of powerful corporations
is an unjust State.
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