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New Medical Law Mandates “Private” Conversation With Child Before Every Doctor Visit
Parental authority being eviscerated by the state
by Paul Joseph Watson | June 6, 2014
When Michigan mother Christine Duffy brought her 17-year-old daughter into her physician’s office for a minor foot injury, she was told that a new medical access law required a nurse to have a “private” conversation with her child, another example of how parental authority is being eviscerated by the state.
Duffy’s experience is best explained in her own words;
I was there last week for an appointment for Amy. She hurt her foot, which makes dancing difficult, so we had to get that checked out. Amy is 17; I asked if this policy was in effect and if so, how could I opt out. The receptionist told me it’s a new law and there is no opting out. Working to keep my cool, I said, “I’m sure there is.” She said, “No, there isn’t.” At which point I asked if I needed to leave and go to the urgent care center because I was not submitting my daughter to such a conversation.
That did not go over well
The receptionist closed the window. Almost immediately, the office manager turned the corner and said, “Mrs. Duffy, may I speak with you?”
She said there was a new policy that would allow a child to access his/her medical records online and the child would be allowed to block a parent from viewing the website. The nurse would also inform my children that the doctor’s office is a safe place for them to receive information about STDs, HIV and birth control. That is what the nurse would be chatting about with my children without any pesky parental oversight.
I kindly informed her that no one would be talking with my children privately, and I needed to know how to opt out of this policy before bringing Amy back for her physical next month. (Yay for physicals! Amy is so excited.)
By this time, the doctor was ready to see Amy so I had to cut the conversation short because I was not letting my girl out of my eyesight or earshot. Not when it was clear that these people were angling to undermine my parental authority.
Does that sound a bit dramatic to you? It shouldn’t. Because that is exactly what they are trying to do.
Duffy went on to assert her right as a parent to decide what her daughter should be told about sex or birth control. She also cited the potential of teenage boys being given condoms by doctors in defiance of parental encouragement to abstain from having sex before marriage.
In addition to the conversation about birth control and STDs, previous examples have taught us that nurses sometimes quiz children about domestic abuse, to the point where an accident or an incident where the child was spanked can escalate into a full blown CPS investigation.
This case highlights how the state, primarily via the schooling system and health care, is moving aggressively to curtail parental authority and set the precedent that the government is responsible for protecting children from their own parents.
“We are living in a new America, one in which officials and their subordinates will stop at nothing to control every aspect of our lives, as well as those of our children,” writes Mac Slavo, adding, “With tens of thousands of laws on the books and more coming, it is only a matter of time before the government will have given themselves permission to do whatever they like with you… and your children.”
Last month we reported on how EMS workers told a mother who homeschooled her children that they were “agents of the state,” before proceeding to conduct an inspection of her home.
The increasing effort to characterize children as property of the state was perhaps best emphasized in a recent MSNBC promotional video which featured host Melissa Harris-Perry decrying the “private notion of children” and that “kids belong to their parents or their families” in favor of a “collective notion” that “kids belong to whole communities.”
I still have a soft spot for Michigan. The Upper Peninsula and the western coastline along Lake Michigan are amongst the most beautiful spots in the Northeast USA.
But the state is ruled by ….. wait for it …… Nazis!! You regulars know the SHIT they put my son and myself through. And then I was once handcuffed and thrown in jail for 24 hours for missing a single child support payment.
Here is a quote from a prominent JUDGE about the Michigan Department of Human Services.
“It is the closest agency we have to the Gestapo in our society.”
———— District Judge R. Darryl Mazur
If you have children and live in Michigan, I feel sorry for you. Get out …. If at all possible.
By the way …. If you google “michigan is a gestapo state” …. The 9th entry on the first page shows this —- “Stucky Tells The State Of Michigan To Stick It Where The Sun Don’t Shine”. Fuck yeah!!
Lastly fuck off all of you.
I miss smokey!@#$%^&*()_
Lovely, the fucking liberal progressive fascists turning the doctor/patient relationship into a Gestapo encounter.
This bullshit is being pushed and supported mainly because of blacks and the professional blacks/racists, because they’re kids run the streets, commit most of the crime, have no fathers at home, sell drugs, rape women, and drop out of school. They have no control over these feral animals, and so try to make laws, regulations, and rules that apply to everyone. Meanwhile, the black yuffs still can’t be controlled, and are still committing crimes, while everyone else has to suffer.
cruel accountant says:
“I miss smokey!”
You and me both, a hard man is hard to find.
Alright, fuck it, I wasn’t even going to mention it because it pissed me off. Wife was watching a talk show on the Spanish channel. Asshole in scrubs is discussing with the panel about a sex change operation he performed on a 3 or 4 yo child who is ‘transgender’. What does a child know of gender at that age?
A woman is injured in a debilitating car accident nearly. She also suffers other ailments.
Natural-growing painkillers are prohibited in South Carolina.
Her only option is to turn to pharmaceuticals to relieve her chronic pain.
She has a baby.
At 6 weeks the child is discovered not breathing. 9-1-1 is called. The baby dies.
An autopsy determined that the baby had morphine in her system. There are no needle marks on the baby. They determine that the only way the baby could have received a lethal dose of morphine was through ….. breast milk.
The mother is devastated beyond belief.
The State doesn’t care.
She is convicted of homicide by child abuse, involuntary manslaughter, and unlawful conduct toward a child. She gets 20 fucking years in Federal Prison.
Why don’t I just get it over with and change my name from ‘Stucky’ to ‘FuckAmurika’?
” Why don’t I just get it over with and change my name from ‘Stucky’ to ‘FuckAmurika’? ”
One of my comments had the line ‘stuck in America’, it sounded familiar so I changed it.
I wonder when Yakov Smirnoff will start using all his old Soviet Union jokes.
He can just substitute the USA for the USSR.
Here’s some of his old 1 liners:
“Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.”
“In America, you can always find a party. In Soviet Russia, The Party can always find you!”
“Many people are surprised to hear that we have comedians in Russia, but they are there. They are dead, but they are there”.
&, since the police in the USA seem to be beating citizens like Pinatas, this was my favorite:
(When asked by Johnny Carson what he liked most about living in the United States versus living in Russia.) “Warning shots. In the U.S. the police shoot in the air — in Russia they shoot straight ahead, that’s warning for the next guy.”
“In America, you watch television. In Soviet Russia, television watch you!” -Yakov Smirnoff
“In America, you break law. In Soviet Russia, law break you!” -Yakov Smirnoff
“In America, you drive car. In Soviet Russia, car drive you!” -Yakov Smirnoff
“In America, your job determines your marks. In Soviet Russia, Marx determine your job!” -Yakov Smirnoff
“In America, you assassinate president. In Soviet Russia, president assassinate you!” -Yakov Smirnoff
Actually, at the rate we’re going, we’ll be REVERSING America & Soviet Union in those jokes.
“The Upper Peninsula and the western coastline along Lake Michigan are amongst the most beautiful spots in the Northeast USA.”
My buddy Mark told me at the time back in ’77 that his dad was building his retirement home in the YouPee. I didn’t know much to appreciate that so he explained it was a desirable part of Mishigan.
Picture tomorrow’s movie newsreels describing, America on the move: …big plans to relocate boomers…social security fund promises redirected towards public works program to build Chinese style housing…On the education front, (as promoted by the former Governator) children participate in 4 hours physical education and marching drills along with reading government instruction materials and patriotic chants. On the Border Front, several traitors trying to escape over the wall were shot by patriotic Minutemen. In government news, President Kanye hosted Chinese Emperor Yu Fukt. The Emperor was pleased with America’s progress towards Chinese style democracy and presented President Kanye with the coveted Hammer and Sickle award of Excellence.
Jeebus!….Where do I start….
As long as I’m payin’ for the visit, I’m getting the whole show. No way they’re telling me I can’t be there-with all the pervy freaks in the asylum, there is now way I’m not going to be there. I would sooner leave than let them put this one over. I heard from a radio caller they found a doctor office that just lets you sign a legal form that meets the requirements of the law without stomping on the parents’ rights.
Your kids are not safe in Massachusetts:
Another Setback For Pelletier Family As Judge Rules MA Will Receive ‘Permanent’ Custody of Daughter
by Debra Heine 26 Mar 2014 163 post a comment
Lou and Linda Pelletier have been fighting the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Massachussetts to regain custody of their daughter, Justina for 14 months, and now it looks like they’re facing another major setback as her health declines. In a mind-bogglingly inexplicable decision, a judge has ruled that the state of Massachusetts will receive “permanent” custody of Pelletier.
The conflict stems from a dispute between the family and MA DCF regarding the diagnosis of the teen’s disorder.
Justina was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease at Tufts Medical Center several years ago and put on a treatment plan to alleviate her symptoms.
Mitochondrial disease includes a group of relatively rare neuromuscular diseases in which the prognosis varies, but is progressive and can lead to death.
The family’s nightmare began last year when they took Justina to Boston Children’s Hospital for complications with the flu, and doctors there decided she had a psychiatric condition called somatoform disorder. At this point you would think that Tuft’s Medical Center would have been able to communicate to the doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital that she had already been properly diagnosed with mitochondrial disease, and that would have ended the stand-off with the parents. But that isn’t what happened.
After the Pelletiers disagreed with Boston Children’s diagnosis and treatment plan, they tried to take her back to Tufts, and were then accused of medical child abuse. DCF took custody of Justina on Feb. 13, 2013.
Life News reported:
DCF has refused to provide adequate medical care, has refused to allow Justina access to a clergy or communion, and even refused to provide any education for her.
In January of 2013, before she was admitted to the ER at BCH, Justina was involved in ice-skating competitions and was in a private school under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for a learning disability. Now, she is weak and in a wheelchair. Without any education, she has fallen at least two years behind her classmates. DCF has allowed the parents only one hour per week to visit their daughter, but always with a DCF worker or workers present. DCF has prevented the parents from taking a cell phone to photograph their daughter. Last month, DCF even filed a motion to hold Lou Pelletier in contempt of court for speaking to the national media.
The Pelletier family’s Liberty Counsel litigation team filed a contempt of court motion against the Massachusetts DCF and a judge ruled against her parents.
The decision came after Lou Pelletier, Justina’s father, disclosed to the attorneys representing her and her family that Justina’s health is rapidly deteriorating. After a Friday visit, Justina’s older sister, Jennifer, told Fox News Connecticut (Fox CT) that her sister’s health is “scary” and she has never seen her in worse condition.
Mat Staver, the lead attorney for Liberty Counsel, told LifeNews he’d never seen more a more outrageous overreach by a state agency.
“We are now taking proactive measures against the DCF. In all my years in practice, I have never seen a more outrageous overreach by a state agency,” he said. “Three weeks ago, Judge Joseph Johnston approved a written agreement transferring care back to Tufts Medical Center from Boston Children’s Hospital, doctors from which inaccurately diagnosed Justina’s condition. Now, her health has deteriorated to a threatening state. Despite this enforceable order, DCF still has not made appointments with Tufts.”
Staver says the Pelletiers have spoken several times to Dr. Mark Korson, who was treating Justina before this debacle began, and they obtained an appointment date. Dr. Korson said that he wants to see Justina and resume her effective treatment immediately, but on Friday, March 21, DCF outrageously said it will not honor any appointments with Tufts until the judge rules on Tuesday (today).
“A child’s health and welfare are hanging in the balance. We cannot allow DCF to continue withholding treatment from this young girl,” he said. “It is obvious to everyone but DCF that this disease is physical, not psychiatric. DCF should stop delaying, obey the court order, and send her to Tufts for medical treatment immediately.”
Staver added: “The State of Massachusetts cannot make Justina a prisoner merely because they disagree with the medical protocols recommended and administered by a respected medical institution responsible for her care. Today, we all await the judge’s ruling.”
Life News reports that DCF has not only refused to provide adequate medical care, it has refused to allow Justina access to a clergy or communion, and even refused to provide any education for her.
She has only been allowed one, one hour supervised visit per week with her mom and dad who are not even permitted to take photographs of their daughter.
But, following new legal pressure asserted by Liberty Counsel and intense media scrutiny, DCF permitted the most recent visitation to be unsupervised. Rev. Pat Mahoney, a nationally known pro-life activist, accompanied Lou and Linda Pelletier to visit Justina.
Justina is now speaking out and her words are being heard. Justina told her parents and Rev. Mahoney, “I feel like a prisoner.”
She also asked, “Why can’t I go home with my parents?”
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