Hospitals Are The New Prisons
November 22, 2013 by Bob Livingston
The medical police state has claimed another victim. This time it’s a Connecticut girl who has been kidnapped by Boston Children’s Hospital, which has conspired with the courts to hold her prisoner and subject her to psychological and other treatments not approved by her parents.
Justina Pelletier, 15, was imprisoned and removed from her parents’ custody nine months ago after she contracted the flu and was taken to the hospital. Her crime? Her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier, had been following the treatment protocol suggested by her physicians.
Prior to entering Boston Children’s Hospital in February, Justina lived a fairly normal life with her parents in West Hartford, Conn., despite suffering from mitochondrial disease, a genetic condition that has required several surgeries and continued medication prescribed by specialists. All of her specialists were licensed practitioners, including Tufts Medical Center specialist Mark Korson, M.D., her primary physician. Korson has 27 years’ experience in the practice of medical genetics, clinical genetics, pediatric medical genetics and pediatric medicine, and he’s board certified in clinical biochemical genetics, according to an online bio. Those are credentials that even the medical mafia usually respects.
But once in Boston Children’s, a team of doctors — not including any of her own — questioned Korson’s diagnosis and decided that rather than mitochondrial disease, Justina suffered instead from somatoform disorder — a mental disorder characterized by symptoms that suggest physical illness or injury.
Doctors took Justina off her medications and contacted Maryland’s Department of Children and Families. Her parents were escorted out of the hospital. Within four days the Pelletiers had lost custody of their daughter, according to a FoxCT report.
The Pelletiers say they were accused by the hospital of “overmedicalizing” their daughter. “They were actually being accused of being too active in pursuing healthcare matters for their child,” said Dean Hokanson, the clinical psychologist who has worked with Justina for the past five years and who testified in at least one of the court proceedings handling Justina’s case.
The hospital refused to comment on the case, but a document obtained by FoxCT shows that a Boston Children’s physician wrote:
Due to concerns regarding Justina’s regressive behavior changes around her family, the multiple medical procedures and care episodes she has been through … and both parents’ resistance towards recommended treatment plans for Justina … a child protection team was convened.
Tuft’s Medical Center wouldn’t allow Korson to speak to the media. But FoxCt obtained an email sent from Korson to the Pelletier’s attorney. In it Korson wrote:
I am dismayed. … It feels like Justina’s treatment team is out to prove the diagnosis at all costs. … The team has demanded that Justina be removed from the home. … This represents the most severe and intrusive intervention a patient can undergo … for a clinical hunch.
The courts have sealed all documents in the case, a practice typical of the state when it is involved in unlawful and conspiratorial activity.
While Justina’s case is getting some publicity, the medical mafia regularly kidnaps children from their parents in cases that don’t draw media attention. Dr. Amel Karaa, who works at Massachusetts General Hospital, told FoxCT, “A lot of social cases have been reported where the children were taken away from their parents by social services and the hospital because the medical team thought that the parents were causing this (somatoform disorder) to their child.” We have previously told you about similar instances involving other conditions in other states. See here and here for two of them.
The Pelletiers are fighting DCF in court. DCF allows them one hour-long visit and two 20-minute phone calls to their daughter per week. Justina also manages to sneak out occasional messages to her parents hidden in origami artwork.
However prevalent the practice is currently, expect it to increase under Obamacare. When the state controls the diagnosis and treatment of disorders, medical tyranny will increase and submission to the prescribed protocols will be mandatory under threat of imprisonment — or worse
As I told you Monday, there is little more dangerous than a government program designed help you.