Parental Rights & Children's Healthcare Issues
From enrolling teenagers in drug studies without parental consent, to collecting babies' DNA samples at birth without parental knowledge, there have been efforts to study pharmaceuticals in teenagers and screen newborns for genetic disorders without the consent of parents. Yet, DNA taken at birth without informed, parental consent means that every citizen becomes a potential subject of government-sponsored genetic research. . . (continue reading)
||Tobacco Taxes to Fuel Expansion of Children’s Fede
ral Health Program
||Genetic Research on Babies without Parents’ Consent Opposed
||Vaccination-Choice Coalition Calls for Protecting Parental Rights
||Virginia Teen Claims Victory, Right to Refuse Chemotherapy Affirmed
||Family Challenges State’s Medical Orders for Teenage Son, Receives Support from Virginia Attorney General
Will Unique Health Identifiers Become a Reality in the United States?
That depends on whether or not Congress continues its moratorium on federal funding for unique health identifiers.
Federal Research "Protections" Committee Recommends Waiving
Parental Consent Before Enrolling Teenagers in Drug Trials
- What happens when a child is harmed in an experimental
drug study and the parents were never informed of their
Doctor's Orders: Parents Battle Medical Authorities for
Control of Their Children - Link to Reason Magazine
Conference on Children's Health Care Should Address Parents'
Rights - Several federal programs have undoubtedly
had an impact on Ritalin use in children.
Dr. Gore Will See You Now - Link to a Cato Institute
Shots in the Dark: Who Should Decide Which Vaccinations
Children Receive? - Today, U.S. vaccine policy is
set by a 12-member Advisory Committee on Immunization
Practices (ACIP) appointed by the federal government's
Secretary of Health and Human Services. . . In effect,
12 people have the power to determine which vaccines will
be mandatory for millions of American children.
||"Who's Calling the Shots?" (link to ABC News) On January 1, 1999, ABC's 20/20 reported about the controversy over the Hepatitis B vaccine required for school age children. Schools in 36 states require kids to get shots for hepatitis
B, but some believe the vaccination isn't always safe.
Children: Where Do We Draw the Line? Why are individuals
worldwide challenging the Hepatitis B vaccine policy?
Children Adequately Protected In Biomedical Research Trials?
Some advocacy groups are comparing the child-fenfluramine
experiment to the government-funded Tuskegee trials of
the 1940s, where blacks were intentionally denied treatment
for veneral disease. |
for Health Freedom Sponsors A Health Policy Forum at the
National Press Club |
Are American Children Being Lured Into Socialized Medicine? |
Socialized Medicine Through Government Schools
Labels for Kidcare
the Truth: It's a New Entitlement (Kidcare Program)
Will a Cigarette Tax Increase Really Help Uninsured Children? (link to NCPA artilce)
Questions and Answers About Uninsured Children (link to NCPA article)