Skip to comments.State Demands Child Take Cancer-Causing Drugs
Posted on 03/23/2012 6:54:30 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
In what is being seen as a preview of a fully implemented Obamacare, government officials in Michigan are demanding that a 9-year-old child follow standard procedure and take a dangerous course of cancer medications that can cause additional cancer even though the boy has had three scans indicating an absence of the disease.
The case is being fought on behalf of Ken and Erin Stieler and their son Jacob by attorneys with the Home School Legal Defense Association.
The organization concerns itself with home school rights, responsibilities and restrictions but also intercedes in cases that could have a significant impact on child and parental rights.
The HSLDAs chairman, Michael P. Farris, confirmed today that the Michigan Department of Human Services has filed suit to force the parents to administer the chemicals to their son even though hes been clean of cancer on scans over the past year. In addition, lower courts twice have ruled against the demands of state agency officials.
Now the state agency has filed an appeal with the Michigan Court of Appeals demanding Jacob be given the chemicals, including ifosfamide, etoposide and doxorubicin, even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration states that for ifosfamide and etoposide, the safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.
The warning for doxorubicin is stronger, stating, Pediatric patients are at increased risk for developing delayed cardiotoxicity.
Farris told WND that the facts of the case are important, because Jacob underwent treatment for cancer and has been clean on the last three scans over the last year.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Who can decide better for patient care than a gov’t
idiot in Washington, fresh back from the Congressional
brothel or other payoff?
But, but, they could have killed him in utero and that would have been hunkey-dorey.
I know a young adult who was treated for a lingering childhood cancer. The drugs were necessary because the cancer was lingering, but this person is well under five feet tall and physically debilitated. One particular drug was very nearly fatal.
If the Michigan boy’s scans keep coming up clean, there’s a very good reason to go with the parents’ gut instincts on this.
I’ve had chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s disease, and it is rough. I can’t blame the parents for wanting to forgo the medicines when the son’s prognosis looks bright.
Slippery slope alert.
A lot more of this coming down the pike. You can make book on that.
Thanks for the ping!
I just watched this Utube video re: the wonderful healthcare bill. Has this been posted do ya know?
This is so fricking frightening. I’d high tail it to another state asap. What would happen then? The parents be arrested for moving?
I met Mike Farris in 1965, in the Park Jr. High Chess Club.
He graduated 2 years ahead of me and later my Mom worked with Mike in the Pro-Life movement.
His 1996 novel, “Anonymous Tip”, is labeled fiction, but I’d bet $100 bucks that it’s 90% true, and that he was the “good lawyer” in the case.
Very soon 0bamaCare will control it all and there will be no escape within the 57 states of 0bama’s Caliphate. Attempting to leave the Caliphate may be risky too.
You and I were having the exact same thought.
And now I know how to spell hunkey-dorey. Thank you!
“And now I know how to spell hunkey-dorey. Thank you!:
The information available at FR never ceases to amaze me.It’s an education for many of us.