Saturday, January 19, 2013

Conscientious Objection to Medical Experiments

Thousand of people had to be involved, but none ever said "this is wrong."  When Richard Nixon was elected, only until then did he have the scruples to say "no."

The government sponsored smaller tests, too. In the late 1950s, mentally disabled children at Sonoma State Hospital were fed irradiated milk. None gave consent. In Tennessee, 829 pregnant mothers took a vitamin drink to improve their baby’s health. The mothers weren’t told the “vitamin” was actually radioactive iron. In Massachusetts, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission fed 73 mentally disabled children oatmeal. The secret ingredient? Radioactive calcium. (Officials told the kids that if they ate the porridge, they would join a “science club.”) From 1960 to 1971, the Department of Defense conducted whole body radiation experiments on black cancer patients, who thought they were receiving treatment. Instead, the DOD used the test to calculate how humans reacted to high levels of radiation.

Now nobody hides these things, it goes on with no challenge.  The reason is none of the original perpetrators was ever prosecuted.  Feel Free To Email This To Three Friends.

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