pHARMa: Putting a price on the lives of American moms and babies
Oh, what did you see, my blue eyed son?
And what did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it
I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin’
I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin’
I saw a white ladder all covered with water
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.
– Bob Dylan
Two days ago, The MOTHERS Act and several other dangerous psych programs passed the house after being stuck in the 2400 page Senate Health Care Bill. Today, President Obama, a former co-sponsor of The MOTHERS Act in the Senate, signed the bill into law.
Two years and two months ago Dr. Ann Blake Tracy, Camille Milke and I, as heads of CHAADA, UNITE, COPES and ICFDA collaborated on a press release to be sent to the public, media and Congress regarding our opposition to The MOTHERS Act. We created a petition and within days we had hundreds of signatures from around the country. I spent the next two months calling people all day and sending emails, writing press releases and trying to update my website with the numerous radio shows where we would spread the word about the fight to save America’s mothers from an invasive government screening program.
Continue reading “Yes, We Can Pretend We Did It All On Our Own (The MOTHERS Act – How at least $13 to $16.4 million in pHARMa dollars buys a bill)”
Read our updates on our Coalition and some news about the other side.
Note: we will be using the BREATH blog (the official blog of momsandmeds.com/MADNAP) and the UNITE website and Yahoo group for updates temporarily so that our fax campaign regarding The MOTHERS Act’s flawed and dangerous legislative language will remain at the top of this blog.
As of 6-5 The Coalition totals 53 groups, including the latest, Parent Guidance Center, AAPS, The Mother Magazine, The Coalition for the Abolition of ElectroShock in Texas, ASPIRE, Beyond Meds and The Network Against Coercive Psychiatry.
I love the mission statement of AAPS:
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
A Voice for Private Physicians Since 1943
“Omnia pro aegroto”
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a non-partisan professional association of physicians in all types of practices and specialties across the country.
Since 1943, AAPS has been dedicated to the highest ethical standards of the Oath of Hippocrates and to preserving the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship and the practice of private medicine.
Our motto, “omnia pro aegroto” means “all for the patient.”
Read our “Principles of Medical Ethics”
Read our “Patients Bill of Rights”
Also, here are some interesting quotes from the Network Against Coercive Psychiatry:
The Network is emerging at an historical juncture that constitutes a time of potential danger as well as opportunity. The danger lies in the continued expansion of psychiatric power and of the merger of the “mental health” system with the American government.
The idea of “mental illness” is a misleading and degrading metaphor. “Psychiatric treatments” in mental hospitals are for the most part forms of physical and emotional abuse. Psychiatric “diagnoses” are demeaming labels without any scientific validity. The psychiatric Establishment is pushing dangerous drugs which they euphemistically call “medication.” Treatments in this century have ranged from revolving chairs to lobotomies to electrical assaults on the human brain to neurologically damaging drugs. There has been no revolution in the treatment of individuals who are psychiatrically labeled: it is an unbroken history of barbaric practices, justified by professionals as medical procedures designed to control patients’ ostensible mental diseases.
So, I am super excited to be heading out to an event this weekend where I will be discussing The MOTHERS Act with people from all over the country! I went to get some cards made last night at FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s) and they were ready this morning! I am sharing the files here so you can do the same. If you want the JPEG for display online you can have those too!
To make your own cards, simply download the PDF files, put them on a travel drive and head to FedEx Office. The cards are not very expensive and will be ready in less than a day.
If you feel up to handing these out then you will be helping out and saving babies and mommies!
Front of card:
Back of card:
And here is a preview of what they look like:
These files will be available for download from now on through the Box.net file sharing widget on the right side of our blog. Boy, do I love the internet! Right now I am kind of amazed by WordPress blogs, Box.net file sharing, and FedEx. How did our forefathers ever fight back against oppression without all this technology?
So, go do your part.
By the way, a special thanks goes out to Anastasia Froget, the Utah director of the ICFDA, and her family for modeling for the photo used in this card and other graphics for our cause. Baby Alijah sure is a cutie pie!