In the moments after Angela Bougher gave birth last winter, she and her husband, a suburban Chicago pastor, were eager to hold their new baby girl.
But as Bougher was being treated in the delivery room, the couple contends, a nurse picked up the infant to administer a vitamin K shot, a common practice in maternity wards across the country to help a baby’s blood-clotting ability in case of emergency.
The Boughers said they are not “anti-vaxxers” or against any procedure they believe to be medically necessary, but they didn’t think the shot was in that category. They had agreed to sign a waiver confirming their wishes that the new baby — their fifth child — not receive vitamin K, based on their beliefs that God’s creation isn’t automatically deficient or flawed at birth.
But instead of offering them a form, the Boughers allege, the nurse announced she was reporting the couple to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and left the room with the newborn. It would be about 12 hours before they got the child back, the couple said….
A nuclear bunker buster I believe. See the scintillations around the fireball around the 1:40 mark, which appear about the same time as the sound arrives. It seems to me to be unlikely to be protons because of the large cross section of charged particles through air, but neutrons don’t normally trigger a CCD camera unless there’s some source of secondary emission, maybe a plastic window or something over the lens. Anyway, I’m not a nuclear expert. My question is, just how crazy is this establishment??
Transgender children under the age of 16 should be able to undergo surgery without their parents’ permission, according to Australia’s top psychologists.
The Australian Psychological Society, which represents 24,000 professionals, says the disapproval of both parents should not inhibit a child under 16 from consenting to procedures.
But childrens’ ability to make decisions must be assessed by ‘competent’ doctors, the APS said in an unpublished law reform submission, reported by The Australian.
It was only last year transgender children needed to seek the approval of the Family Court to have irreversible surgery.
According to the peak psychologist body, mandatory pre-surgery counselling is often ‘an unnecessary burden’ on the child. ….
The APS said the child’s gender identity had likely already experienced ‘considerable medical oversight’.
Parents who disapprove of their children’s medical treatment pose a ‘significant barrier’ for the child, it said.
To overcome this, the body has suggested hospitals should have the right to petition courts as well as ‘advocacy’ to change the minds of parents.
Further, legal advice should be accessible so the young people can authorise their treatment, it said.
Problem, reaction, solution.
Is there any aspect of human existence that doesn’t come under the purview of medical megalomaniacs?
Here are the links from today’s show!
Zantac Pulled Over Cancer Fears;
BBC’s Flimsy Vaccine Debate;
The Tragic Saga of the Stephan Family