A 17 year old girl in Hartford, Connecticut was forced to have chemotherapy against her will and was taken away from her parents by government agents after they supported her decision to pursue natural remedies to treat her cancer diagnosis.
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma sufferer Cassandra Fortin refused to undergo chemotherapy treatment for the disease, and her family respected her decision. This prompted doctors at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to report the case to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, alleging that the parents were neglecting their daughter’s medical needs.
According to Cassandra’s mother, the pressure from the government agents caused her daughter to flee home for fear that she would be made to undergo the treatment, which involves flooding the body with chemical substances, including big pharma developed anti-cancer drugs, in order to kill rapidly dividing cells.
“CCMC reported to DCF that I was not giving medical attention to my daughter,” Cassandra’s mother, Jackie Forton told local reporters, adding that “She has always—even years ago—said that if she was diagnosed with cancer, she would not put poison into her body,”
The government agents reportedly tracked and apprehended Cassandra, then handing her over to doctors. The family claims that their daughter attempted to fight off the doctors, who literally strapped her down to a table and forced the treatment on her.
A state hearing in November then ordered that Cassandra, who does not turn 18 until September of this year, be taken into custody by the Department of Children and Families. The case will be ultimately decided in the Supreme Court this Thursday.
Family attorney Michael Taylor told reporters “When you think about what freedom means, a big part of it means being able to say to the government, ‘You can’t tell me what to do with my own body.’”
“There are a lot of ways the state recognizes that people who are under 18 can be mature enough to make very important decisions,” Taylor added.
This is not an isolated case. Other Americans have been hounded by state and local authorities over their decisions not to undergo government mandated treatments.
Chemotherapy is the standard cancer treatment in the US, primarily because of the monopoly the pharmaceutical industry has on research and drug development. There are many alternative forms of treatment available for cancers, yet they are often ignored or rubbished by the pharmaceutical and medical industries because there’s simply no room for profit.
Some studies have found that chemotherapy is not only ineffective against certain cancers, but that it can actually worsen the condition, while others have shown those who do nothing to treat their cancer have the same survival rate as those who use conventional treatments.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.