STOP "Kendra's Law" - Removal of human rights, forced medication, and just more fear mongering
UPDATE April 26, 2010
We now know that alarming evidence is coming to light that the very psychotropic drugs being forced upon growing segments of our population do in fact pose significant mental and physical health dangers to patients. In fact, these treatment are not based on any reliable hard science or organic pathological disease; thus should be at best considered experimental in nature.
I believe we as a human society and community have set a very high bar and standard for such treatment shortly after World War 2 @ the Nuremberg Military Tribunals.
Maybe as the people's representatives are elected officials need to be reminded by the mistakes of our past and history itself.
Permissible Medical Experiments
The great weight of the evidence before us is to the effect that certain types of medical experiments on human beings, when kept within reasonably well-defined bounds, conform to the ethics of the medical profession generally. The protagonists of the practice of human experimentation justify their views on the basis that such experiments yield results for the good of society that are unprocurable by other methods or means of study. All agree, however, that certain basic principles must be observed in order to satisfy moral, ethical and legal concepts:
1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.
This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment.
The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.
2. The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful results for the good of society, unprocurable by other methods or means of study, and not random and unnecessary in nature.
3. The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of animal experimentation and knowledge of the natural history of the disease or other problem under study that the anticipated results will justify the performance of the experiment.
4. The experiment should be so conducted as to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.
5. No experiment should be conducted where there is an a priori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.
6. The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment.
7. Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury, disability, or death.
8. The experiment should be conducted only by scientifically qualified persons. The highest degree of skill and care should be required through all stages of the experiment of those who conduct or engage in the experiment.
9. During the course of the experiment the human subject should be at liberty to bring the experiment to an end if he has reached the physical or mental state where continuation of the experiment seems to him to be impossible.
10. During the course of the experiment the scientist in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probably cause to believe, in the exercise of the good faith, superior skill and careful judgment required of him that a continuation of the experiment is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental subject.
STOP "Kendra's Law" - Removal of human rights, forced medication, and just more fear mongering.
This law as with others similar to it are gaining traction throughout America. They are not based in the sound principles of our constitution, or in our innate responsibility for providing civil liberties, humane treatment, & fostering human rights throughout the world. Those people and organizations supporting these laws are mislead and ignorant to realities of our present day mental health system and it's inherent short comings.
I suggest you read more about those behind "Kendra's Law" and other laws similar to this one.
The "Fuller Torrey" Treatment Advocacy Center lobbying to limit civil rights and force drug large segments of our population
Sunday Seattle Times Front Page - government fear mongering over the state of insanity
I ask you make the right humane vote as a representative of all the people and Say NO to "Kendra's Law"