From: Health Impact News
(That woman should have her medical license taken away! She should not be a doctor; she is committing the crime of blackmail.-Ruth)
If there is one positive thing to come out of the national media coverage over the legal kidnapping of Justina Pelletier by Boston Children’s Hospital, and the national outrage that has resulted, it is that people are finally starting to wake and realize that the U.S. medical system is out of control, and that medical tyranny is a horrific reality in the United States today.
This story from Alabama where parents were forced to give the Hepatitis B vaccine to their newborn child against their desires, or face losing their baby to Child Protection Services, is not as uncommon as you think. It happens frequently in the U.S. today.
Aliea Bidwell birthed her firstborn child naturally. Aaron was born on Friday morning, March 14, at 9:26 am, weighing 7 lbs, 11 oz. His Apgar scores were 9 and 9, at one and five minutes respectively – the picture of health. He was successfully breastfeeding within the first hour after birth. Grandparents Vesta and Ralph Bidwell were present with the happy new family and celebrated the arrival of their first grandchild.
Just a few hours later, their world imploded. Their “choice” was to submit to something that both generations were opposed to on religious and philosophical grounds, or have their newest member of the family be taken in a doctor-sanctioned kidnapping. They saw it as nothing less than vaccine blackmail.
Upon admission to the hospital, Bidwell told the staff that she did not want the newborn vaccines. No one present indicated any problem with her request. Legally, parents can refuse vaccines in Alabama on religious or medical grounds. But that didn’t stop Dr. Bierd from lying to the family, telling them that it was law that the baby receive the hepatitis B vaccine. She later back-pedaled and told them it wasn’t law, after the family had contacted an off-duty judge friend, who asked what statute that was. (It wasn’t.) But she didn’t back down on her blackmail threats.
Dr. Bierd claimed that “doctor’s discretion” gave her the right to override the parents’ decision and force the vaccine, or take the baby away and give it anyway. She based this on the fact that Aliea did not have existing bloodwork prior to admission demonstrating that she did not have hepatitis B. In other words, unlike the American system of justice, the assumption of this doctor is that mothers are “guilty until proven innocent by bloodwork.”
Hepatitis B is relatively uncommon, and it is transmitted either sexually or through re-use of needles. The groups at risk are sexually promiscuous adults, males who have had sex with males, and IV drug users.
The parents testify that they have never been engaged in any of the practices that would put them at risk, indicating a need for the vaccine. They told The Inquisitr that they are in a mutually monogamous relationship, their first, and have both been tested previously. Ralph, father of Aliea’s tight-knit family, assured the doctor that his daughter was not at risk.
Three times Dr. Bierd came in threatening the family. By the second time, Ben and Aliea were in their hospital room with an additional 12 family members, including great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and nephews. With a united front of 14 members of the extended family present, Dr. Terry Bierd came into the room and repeated her threats to allow the vaccine or they would take the baby. The entire family saw it as blackmail.
Aliea and Ben also cited religious reasons for opposing the vaccine. Freedom of religion is protected by the First Amendment to the US Constitution as well as by the Alabama State Constitution.
But Dr. Bierd was unmoved by the family’s arguments or the mother’s tears. She gave them until 9 pm to “consent” to the vaccine or else she would carry out her threats.
Around 8 pm, the pediatrician moved up her timeline, telling the family that they needed to decide right then if it was going to be her way (consent to the vaccine) or the hard way. She would call security and they would take the baby away, and they would have to figure out how to get the baby back later. The baby was going to get the shot one way or another, that night.
It was blackmail. Aliea and Ben saw no choice. They consented to the vaccine so that their baby would not be taken away from them.
They were compelled to sign an “informed consent” form for the vaccine. The form stated that the doctor had explained the risks, and that the parents were making an informed decision. Ben said that they were the ones who explained the risks of the vaccine to the doctor. The form absolved the hospital of any and all risks and responsibilities, stating that the parents take all responsibility. Aliea and Ben told the nurse that they were signing under duress. There was no “consent” about it. The baby would get the vaccine no matter what they wanted; this was the only way their baby would not be kidnapped.
Apparently this is not the first time that Dr. Bierd has bullied parents at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. A staff person later told Aaron’s parents that Dr. Terry Bierd has forced vaccine compliance with many other people. The unidentified staff member stopped herself several times in the encounter with Ben and Aliea, but seemed pretty disturbed that the incident had happened. Allegedly there have been a number of other complaints against her.