"For the Children"?
Or For the State?
News Item 1 for 9/28/03
Summary: Contrary to
claims of looking out for the health and safety of Parker
Jensen, the Utah Attorney General's Office and Guardian ad
Litem's (GAL) Office ordered three licensed and registered
doctors of Western medicine at the
Burzynski Clinic to
violate their Hippocratic Oath and to deny Parker "any form of
Saying One Thing...
According to General Shurtleff,
the State of Utah is only looking out for the best interests
of Parker Jensen: "There are a lot of parties involved,
everybody wants what is best for this young man."
boy's family talk of a deal," Matt Canham, Salt Lake
Tribune, August 30, 2003.
The GAL Office has verbally
expressed the same propaganda: "The goal of the Guardian
Ad Litem in this [Jensen] case has always been to get Parker
into treatment for his cancer."
Source: "Statement of the
Guardian ad Litem in the Parker Jensen Case," September 2,
...Then Doing Another
Yet, on August 11, 2003, the
AG's Office and GAL's Office co-signed a letter to three
licensed and registered doctors of Western medicine at the Burzynski Clinic. Quoting from the letter:
"We have been informed by
counsel for the parents that Daren and Barbara Jensen intend
to enter their son, Parker Jensen, into treatment at the
Burzynski Clinic... The State of Utah, Division of Child and
Family Services does not consent to Parker receiving treatment
at the Burzynski Clinic. Should the Jensens bring Parker
to Houston for treatment, we request that you contact us
immediately. Under no circumstances should you
administer any form of treatment to Parker at this time."
The three clinic doctors listed
on the letter specialize in internal medicine, oncology, and
family practice. The
Burzynski Clinic has operated for over 25 years and is an
established, reputable location for dealing with cancer.
In other words, the AG's
and GAL's Offices ordered these three doctors to break their
Hippocratic Oath and to deny Parker Jensen potentially
According to the "Criteria for
Court-ordered Medical Treatment of a Minor," attached to a
letter by the GAL Office, two of the criteria are as follows:
"4. A reasonable parent or
guardian would not refuse treatment for the child yet
treatment is refused.
"5. Delay in treatment increases
the probability of harm."
Had the State of Utah left the
Jensens alone, Parker would have been able to receive
treatment at the Burzynski Clinic. It is the State of
Utah that has been unreasonable, that has denied Parker timely
treatment, and that has put his life at risk.
What is at Stake Here?
Citizens need to realize the
gravity of allowing their government to force families to
follow the exact dictates of any "professional" practitioner.
Doctors, theologians, and bureaucrats are not gods.
They are fallible human beings.
This case hinges on the bias
state agents have with regard to alternative methods of
treatment and systems of belief. They regard these
practices with contempt and/or disdain, and ignore evidences
that cancer can be controlled without it being "eradicated"
through violent and pervasive treatments. Parker's
health is at risk from officials who neither know him or are
ultimately responsible for him.
Thus far we have a divided
community. Press are all a twitter as they dine on the
despair the Jensen family feels as the state bears its massive
weight down upon them. A few individuals have contacted
Accountability Utah, criticizing our efforts on this issue.
One recently told us he wished, "The kid [Parker] would die as
I am tired of hearing about this."
constitutional activists are unwilling to vigorously fight
against the mandated medicine because they feel the Jensen
parents deserve it. After all, they made a supposed deal
with the state that they would undergo treatment if
recommended by the new doctor.
Never mind the fact that the
Jensens are under duress with a gun to their head. Never
mind about the health of Parker.
And never mind that if our
government gets the Jensens, they will have the green light to
go after other innocent families.
Clarification on Parker Jensen & Burzynski Clinic
The Burzynski Clinic is well
respected in both the field of alternative medicine and also
Western medicine (to include the use of FDA-approved drugs).
In an interview with an AU investigator, the clinic's lawyer
stated that had the clinic been able to fully evaluate Parker,
and had the test results come back positive for Ewing Sarcoma,
they would not have treated Parker. In such a case the clinic
would also have recommended chemotherapy for him.
This again begs the questions:
Why would the State of Utah deny Parker Jensen admission,
testing, and possible treatment at such a facility? Why would
they deny the Jensen parents the opportunity to obtain the
information they felt they required
— from the source they
felt comfortable with?
Accountability Utah does not
know whether Parker Jensen has cancer. But whatever the
future holds for Parker Jensen, it will be tainted by the
actions of the State of Utah. The treatment will always be
one of force and intimidation, not of choice and peace —
crucial factors in any successful treatment. In addition,
Parker Jensen will be the ward of the state and no longer the
child of his loving parents.
If the rights of the Jensen
parents and family are not upheld, all parents are at risk.
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