Government wants to drug nursing moms on anti-depressants: HR-20 passes house

Posted on April 20th, 2009 Admin

Five years ago, when my wife was pregnant with our son,  I fought a battle over this issue, to keep them from drugging my wife.  And believe me, if your wife is anything like mine, and trusts the psychiatric industry, this is a difficult battle to fight.  But I did it to protect my son from the known brain damaging effects of antidepresants that pass thru the placenta and the milk into the baby, and cause permanent neural damage. Luckily she didn’t go on the drugs.

Disagreements like this cost me my marriage but thank God she got thru the pregnancy without going on the drugs like they (and she) wanted. My son is healthy and absolutely brilliant. I can only imagine how he would have turned out if he had suffered a daily Prozac drugging.

Babies who’s moms have taken prozac while pregnant often have “weak or absent cry,” or are born “emotionless.”  Any drug that can suppress this essential instinct in a newborn is going to have profound and permanent detrimental effects on neural development.

Big pharma and corporate media will deny it, but seriously people, use a little common sense.  I’ve heard rationalizations such as “If the mother gets upset it reduces blood flow to the fetus, and that can be dangerous.” Even if there is a grain of truth to this, there are millions of years of biological precedent for a fetus to survive maternal distress and anxiety. There is absolutely zero biological precedent for a fetus to survive being poisoned by brand new (evolutionarily speaking) antidepressant drugs.

I don’t want to sound callous with regard to the very real emotional turmoil many women experience while pregnant and post-partum.  Preganancy is no joke.  But do you want to fry your baby’s brain so you can get what you think is going to be some relief from depression and anxiety?

Some studies show SRI drugs are no better than placebo at treating depression.  But many studies show they do cause psychotic breaks, suicide, and other aberrent behavior in a small but significant percentage of users.

This bill only deals with screening for post-partum depression, but I’ve seen first hand how they push drugs on pregnant women as well.  There is plenty of opportunity for them to “evaluate” pregnant women for depression due to constant doctor and hospital visits during pregnancy, and they have no reservations about prescribing anti-depressants in spite of research showing negative impact on neural development of the fetus/baby.

Women: Be strong.  Do not cave to the will of big pharma.  Do not let them fry your baby’s brain in utero and do not let them deny you one of the greatest gifts you can give your child, breastfeeding.

Via Daily Paul…

A sweeping government policy for all new births in the United States has just passed the House of Representatives and is now headed to the Senate. The Mother’s Act, if passed, will mandate that all new mothers be screened by means of a list of subjective questions that will determine if each mother is mentally fit to take their newborn home from the hospital. Just imagine that after your child is born, you are told that you can’t take them home since a multiple choice questionnaire wasn’t answered correctly. Just imagine being told that the only way you can take your child home is if you or your spouse goes into treatment or on anti-depressants which we know causes psychosis, delusions, and even homocidal thoughts. It just doesn’t make sense. Unfortunately, this bill is on a fast track–No public debate, no public disclosure of the broad impact on our society and that is why we need you to act now!

The Mother’s Act violates our Constitutional right to privacy and your right to liberty and it is just outright dangerous. That is why we need you to help stop this. We urgently need you to call and email each Senator on the HELP Committee and tell them you STRONGLY OPPOSE the MOTHER’S ACT and that you are OUTRAGED that there was NO public debate or disclosure on the impact this would have on our society as a whole.

Send a letter by going here: http://salsa.democracyina…

Please call the following Senators on the HELP Committee and tell them that you want the Mother’s Act to die in committee.

Lisa Murkowski, R: 202-224-6665, AK
John McCain, R: 202-224-2235, AZ
Christopher Dodd, D: 202-224-2823, CT
Johnny Isakson, R: 202-224-3643, GA
Tom Harkin, D: 202-224-3254, IA
Pat Roberts, R: 202-224-4774, KS
Edward Kennedy D: 202-224-4543, MA
Barbara Mikulski D: 202-224-4654, MD
Richard Burr, R: 202-224-3154, NC
Kay Hagan, D: 202-224-6342, NC
Judd Gregg, R: 202-224-3324, NH
Jeff Bingaman, D: 202-224-5521, NM
Sherrod Brown, D 202-224-2315, OH
Tom Coburn, R 202-224-5754, OK
Jeff Merkley, D 202-224-3753, OR
Bob Casey, D 202-224-6324, PA
Jack Reed, D 202-224-4642, RI
Lamar Alexander R 202-224-4944, TN
Orrin Hatch R 202-224-5251, UT
Bernard Sanders, I: 202-224-5141, VT
Patty Murray, D, 202-224-2621, WA
Michael Enzi, R, 202-224-3424, WY

Thank you so much for caring enough to call and take action! Remember “We The People” are in charge!
Sheila Matthews

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