Coast Guard forces vaccine derived from ABORTED CHILD
Catholic officer sues to prevent injection – top brass disputes theology, demands jab
January 13, 2008
A U.S. Coast Guard officer and devout Catholic has filed suit to prevent being forced to receive a vaccination derived from the lung of an aborted
child after a higher ranking officer disputed his understanding of Church theology.
The Alliance Defense Fund filed a complaint last week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Healy,
charging the government with using its own arbitrary judgment of what constitutes Catholic theology while permitting religious exemptions to others,
effectively discriminating against Healy's sincerely held religious beliefs.
Healy's request for religious exemption cited a 2005 letter from the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life which condemned the use of cell lines
from abortions in vaccines and supported Catholics' right to refuse them while not requiring them to reject the medicines.
America's Medicated Army
Thursday, Jun. 05, 2008
By MARK THOMPSON
Seven months after Sergeant Christopher LeJeune started scouting Baghdad's dangerous roads — acting as bait to lure insurgents into the open so his
Army unit could kill them — he found himself growing increasingly despondent. "We'd been doing some heavy missions, and things were starting to
bother me," LeJeune says.
Post-traumatic stress soars in U.S. troops
Tue May 27, 2008 4:13pm EDT
By David Morgan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newly diagnosed cases of post-traumatic stress disorder among U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan surged 46.4 percent in
2007, bringing the five-year total to nearly 40,000, according to U.S. military data released on Tuesday.
The statistics, released by the Army, showed the number of new PTSD cases formally diagnosed at U.S. military facilities climbed to 13,981 last year
from 9,549 in 2006.
The numbers rose as President George W. Bush poured extra forces into Iraq to try to quell sectarian violence and extended Army tours from 12 to 15
months. The United States has also sent more forces to Afghanistan.
Veterans not entitled to mental health care, U.S. lawyers argue
Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Veterans have no legal right to specific types of medical care, the Bush
administration argues in a lawsuit accusing the government of illegally denying
mental health treatment to some troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The arguments, filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, strike at the
heart of a lawsuit filed on behalf of veterans that claims the health care
system for returning troops provides little recourse when the government
rejects their medical claims.
This is by far the most sickening evidence to date as to the mental health of our troops. The same ones that are now to police us! How can they be
made to do this when so many of them are mentally ill after returning from Iraq and Afganistan?