Skip to comments.Obama Administration Claims Immunity in 'Shameful' STD Study of Guatemalans
Posted on 01/10/2012 10:17:08 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy
Guatemalan prostitutes, prisoners and mental patients who were intentionally exposed to sexually transmitted diseases, without their knowledge or consent, by U.S. researchers in the 1940s, cannot sue the United States argued the Obama Administration on Monday, no matter how shameful and unethical the studies were.
In its first response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the experiment's subjects, the Justice Department late Monday said sovereign immunity protects federal health officials from litigation stemming from the study. The experiment conducted in the 1940s exposed Guatemalan civilians to test the effects of penicillin.
President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius all have apologized for the research, hidden for decades until a Wellesley College medical historian uncovered the records in 2009.
The Justice Department filing Monday said the studies were "a deeply troubling chapter in our nation's history."
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Oh wait, it happened when either FDR or Truman was president. They were both Democrats.
There must have been a good reason then.
Worse then releasing terrorists?
Of course it was, because FDR was too weak to do anything to anyone unless they were enslaved. He hated the volunteer, he wanted, as any and all fascist in hyena complex of inferiority and inadequacy, people in camps.
This is typical of our government embrace of leftism, of this “racism is ok” only if the victim is of greater intellect or moral standing than the evil fascist liberal perp.
Not to mention the Japanese that were interred and the German Americans and the Italian Americans. Not to mention them....baaad Democrats. Baad!
Tested Americans on nuc waste in OAK Ridge.
Had retarded children eat human feces for Hephaestus research
The list goes on.
The government has tested on Americans for generations.
Yawn. Dredging up ancient history so they can have a cry fest.
So if any are still alive, give ‘em $10,000 each. That’s a real fortune down there.
Obama could make them happy with a small percentage of his re-election stash.