Commentary by Terri LaPoint
Health Impact News
A hallmark of a free people is the ability to think for ourselves, which includes the right to question, to seek out truth, and to hold opinions that are different from those of someone else.
If, however, the person that parents question is a doctor, the cherished American value of this basic liberty may be squashed by a simple phone call to Child Protective Services, after which custody of the child is seized by the state.
Medical kidnapping has become the go-to punishment for those parents who dare to question their children’s doctors. With ancient religious fervor, medical “heretics” are seeing their families ripped apart.
At a recent rally for families in front of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a former nurse spoke out about the abuses that she has seen at the hospital. She told the group:
I am in this field. I didn’t go into healthcare to steal children!
Yet, that is the scenario that is being played out in Children’s Hospitals every single day, all across America.
Kasandra Ellen, RN, has been a nurse for 14 years. She worked at Phoenix Children’s Hospital from 2005 to 2009, and she says that she has seen things there that she never dreamed that she would see.
She is still a nurse, but her beliefs have changed dramatically since she first began practicing. Kasandra Ellen calls herself a “woke nurse,” and she now works in a naturopathic clinic.
She told the audience that when she started out as an RN, she was “indoctrinated” just like “many of those who are up in that [Phoenix Children’s Hospital] building right now.”
She spoke of her time in the hospital:
I can tell you that many children that would come into the ER, if the parents refused a treatment or questioned a treatment, or asked for even a second opinion, CPS was called immediately.
The parents were threatened, intimidated. Basically, they weren’t given a choice….Read More