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Animal testing? Forced tests on CHILDREN and BABIES

A home for children with hiv forces otherwize healthy and symptom-free children to take medicine that makes them violently ill for medical research.. this website tells a story of a concerned aunt who tries to get her neice and nephew out of the place where they surgically install feeding tubes in children who refuse the medication. Even after having the tubes installed, many of them take several nurses to hold them down to put the medicine in the tubes. Mostly wards of the state, these children are being tortured to test new AIDs drugs.

I was clickin' around indymedia.. my connection is slow so i'd read one thing while another loaded. I can't find the link to the article that origionally posted this articile but its worthwhile to repost it.

 http://www.altheal.org/texts/house.htm
below are some exerpts copied and pasted from the article.

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I was at ICC one day, and saw a fourteen-year old boy named Daniel refusing the pills. I actually saw him run from the nurse when she came to give him his medication. He said, "The medication makes me sick and I don't want to take it." His aunt was there, and she said, "The medication makes him very ill."

The ACS case worker, Wendy Wack, came in, and said to the aunt very clearly, "Daniel has refused to take his medication. We've changed it three times and he's still refusing. Now, the only thing left is the operation." She said, "If you refuse the operation, we'll call Agency for Child Welfare - and take Daniel away from you." His aunt signed, and they took Daniel away. When he came back a few weeks later, he had a tube in his stomach.

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LS: What's a Gastric tube?
Painter: A Gastric tube (G-tube) goes through a small opening into the stomach.

LS: How do you put in a G-tube?
Painter: A surgeon does that. It's done in the operating room, under anesthesia. The surgeon passes an endoscopy tube [a fiber-optic camera down the throat] which allows him to see the inside of the stomach. Then from the outside, the surgeon places the tube surgically -

LS: He cuts through the abdomen?
Painter: Well, right, yeah, you're actually cutting through the skin, through the abdominal wall musculature, and then through the stomach. It creates a very small hole, about a quarter inch. It takes several weeks to heal well, so it's a bit tender. A small tube is placed through the opening or stoma. From the outside you can connect a syringe or feeding tube. The opening can be closed when not in use [by a plastic seal], which extends less than half and inch from the stomach. Some types are called buttons.

On the inside of the stomach is a device that holds the tube in place called a balloon, which is filled with water to a size that can't be pulled back through the stoma.

LS: When is this surgery deemed necessary or appropriate?
Painter: When other interventions to help a child take a medicine by mouth have failed.

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In 2003, two children, ages 6 and 12, had debilitating strokes due to drug toxicities. The 6-year-old went blind. They both died shortly after. Another 14-year old died recently. An 8-year-old boy had two plastic surgeries to remove large, fatty, drug-induced lumps from his neck.
Sean's little friend Jesus just died. He was 12. He had a tube. He had a stroke from the drugs. There was a little girl, Mia. She had a tube. She had a stroke and went blind. She died recently too. Carrie, a 14-year-old girl died last year. She had a tube. There's a three-year-old, Patricia. She's had a tube since she arrived. She's going home with it in her. I don't think she's going to make it.

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Every time I gave Sean the drugs, he got weaker and sicker. I didn't know what to do but I didn't want him to die. So I stopped everything that appeared to be killing him. I stopped the AZT. I stopped the Bactrim. I stopped the nurse from coming to give the infusions.

It wasn't immediate, but Sean started to improve. His fevers subsided. He could eat. He gained weight. Within a couple months, he was actually running and playing with the other children. Sean was born with a chronic lung condition because of his mother's drug use, but even his lungs improved. I couldn't believe it. When Sean was born, the doctors told his mother that he was going to die. They told her to buy a coffin for him. He barely survived. When I took him off the drugs, he was healthy for the first time in his life.

I was so happy, I told everyone - including the doctors and nurses - what had happened. I didn't know not to. When the hospital found out I wasn't giving him the drugs, they contacted Agency for Child Services (ACS). An ACS worker came to my door, and told me I had to register the kids with an infectious disease doctor - Dr. Howard at Beth Israel. I was taking Sean and Dana to a Naturopathic MD, and they were both healthy and strong. I told them that we had a doctor. They said, "Too bad, you have to see Dr. Howard now."

Howard was terrible for the children. He ignored the only thing that actually bothered Sean - his lung condition, and insisted that he go on a new drug for HIV. He said, "There's a new miracle drug. It just came on the market. I guarantee if you give it to Sean, you'll watch the miracle happen".

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