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US apologizes for infecting Guatemalans with STDs in the 1940s

By CNN, 2010

The United States apologized Friday for a 1946-1948 research study in which people in Guatemala were intentionally infected with sexually transmitted diseases.

A statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius called the action “reprehensible.”

“We deeply regret that it happened, and we apologize to all the individuals who were affected by such abhorrent research practices,” the joint statement said. “The conduct exhibited during the study does not represent the values of the United States, or our commitment to human dignity and great respect for the people of Guatemala.” (more…)

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Julius Rosenwald and Booker T Washington

Rosenwald and the Tuskegee Experiments

Begun in 1909 and published in 1928, the Oslo study reported on the natural history of untreated syphilis in a group of white males.  The racist assumptions then prevalent in American medicine biased physicians to assume that the disease would probably follow a different course in African-American males.  Hence white scientists saw value in replicating such a study among Black people in the U.S.

Macon County, east of Montgomery, was part of the “black belt” of Alabama so-called because of the rich dark soil.  It was home to the Tuskegee Institute, the foremost black college in the nation, run by Booker T. Washington. The county had few towns and was primarily populated by poor farmers, 90% of them African American.  In the 1930s it was severely depressed economically; and as in all of the South, public facilities were rigidly segregated.  The state spent $65 annually for each white student in the county schools, but only $7 for each black student.  The county had few doctors and only two hospitals, one of which, John Andrew Hospital, was on the grounds of the Tuskegee Institute and was primarily intended for Institute staff and students, even though it also served as the major source of medical care for much of the black community. (more…)

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The Jonestown Dead
John Judge letter to Arianna Hufffington
Date: Sun, 26 May 2002
To: [arianna]
Subject: The Jonestown Dead
From: John Judge

Ms. Hufffington:

Since you once laughed your head off on your inaptly-titled show “Equal Time” on MSNBC as Gerald Posner maligned me for suggesting that the people who died at Jonestown did not commit suicide but were murdered, and your producers would not allow me “equal time” to respond to his castigations, I thought I’d drop a note just to clear up the record. The “kool-aid hit squad,” as you found it so hilarious to call them, did exist and they used something much more lethal. (more…)

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unwanted-babies-for-sale-in-france-early-1940s-489x700Poison to the Heart Represents Both Murder of 3rd Trimester Babies and its Doctrine – An In-depth Look at Abortion
By Lisa Muhler

The New York State Assembly voted a resounding 94-49 Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow third trimester abortions using procedures such as a shot of poison to the baby’s heart by medical professionals who won’t necessarily be doctors.

National Right to Life, highlighted the approval of the bill, AB 6221. The bill was culled from the previous 10-point Women’s Equality Act, which was broken down into stand-alone bills. (more…)

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Theft of Organs UPIsraeli Organ Harvesting
The New “Blood Libel”?
by ALISON WEIR, 2009

Last week Sweden’s largest daily newspaper published an article containing shocking material: testimony and circumstantial evidence indicating that Israelis may have been harvesting internal organs from Palestinian prisoners without consent for many years.

Worse yet, some of the information reported in the article suggests that in some instances Palestinians may have been captured with this macabre purpose in mind.

In the article, “Our sons plundered for their organs,” veteran journalist Donald Bostrom writes that Palestinians “harbor strong suspicions against Israel for seizing young men and having them serve as the country’s organ reserve – a very serious accusation, with (more…)

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Corpse TagIsraelis detained for organ harvesting in Romania
By Uprooted Palestinian, February 21, 2013

Jewish news agency JTA, reported on February 20, 2013 that Romanian police detained two Israeli medical personnel, Dr. Dr. Rapahel Ron-El, a fertility specialist at Assaf Harofeh Hospital in central Israel and his technical assistant Daphna Komarovsky for illegally harvesting eggs from local women. However, under pressure from powerful Jewish groups, both were released from police custody and put under house-arrest inside a hotel in Bucharest on Wednesday.

 The Romanian police source has claimed that these Israelis were targeting poor local students (more…)

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Polio Returns | What Thor Told MeEU Joins WHO to Inoculate All Syrian Children with Polio
By Susanne Posel, October 28, 2013

The European Union offered to “increase assistance” to the World Health Organization (WHO) because of a mysterious outbreak of the Polio virus which was discovered recently in Syria. This marks the end of a 14 year moratorium as Syria has been polio-free since 1999.

Kristalina Georgieva, commissioner of humanitarian affairs for the EU said: “The situation is extremely worrying given the present security situation and the problems with access to those who will need to be vaccinated. The European Union is prepared for such an eventuality.” (more…)

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