BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING! State confiscates newborn over vaccinations You won't believe what social worker did hours after baby's birth!

Deb 2012/03/28 12:55:25
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An organization that routinely deals with homeschooling issues across
the U.S. and around the globe is taking on a case of parental rights
because the circumstances – a social worker calling police over a
newborn’s shots – is just too egregious to let pass.

The announcement was made by Michael P. Farris, the chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, today.

“We are taking this case because we are tired of seeing the erosion
of parental rights in virtually every area of life. Parental rights in
medical cases have an impact on broader parental rights, including
educational decisions,” he said. “And the plain fact is this: If we
don’t fight for parental rights, it is probable that our rights will be
eroded bit by bit until there is nothing that remains.”

He said the organization was not using its normal membership revenue
from homeschooling families to fund the new fight, and said supporters were being directed to a special freedom fund mechanism on the HSDLA website.

He said among the issues in the case: social service workers who
called police when a new mother wanted tests before authorizing shots
for her child, a hospital that ejected the new mom from its property
over the issue, a social service “investigation” into the birth, and

The HSLDA’s Farris reported on the situation involving the couple named Scott and Jodi Ferris.

Jodi had gone into labor early and the midwife they had hoped would
deliver their baby encouraged them to head to a hospital. They did.

“Their baby, whom I will call ‘Annie,’ was born in the ambulance in
the parking lot of the Hershey Medical Center – a government hospital in
Pennsylvania. Hospital personnel arrived very quickly and took charge
of both baby and mom,” he reported.

But when Jodi asked nurses about her baby, “the hospital staff was
utterly unresponsive. When they started to give Jodi an injection, she
asked what it was and what is was for. They gave her vague answers like,
‘It’s just to help.’”

Farris said eventually a physician told Jodi her baby scored a 9 on a
physical exam applied to newborns known as the APGAR test, where a
score of 8 or higher is considered healthy.

But then another doctor said the baby was “very sick” and would need to stay in the hospital.

Continuing the back-and-forth, another hospital staffer then said the
baby was doing good but that was followed several hours later by a
worker who told the couple their baby must stay in the hospital for 48
to 72 hours.

“‘The law requires us to keep the baby for 48 hours,’” they were
told, according to the HSLDA, which noted there is no such law in

WND could not reach hospital officials for comment tonight.

Ultimately, a hospital “risk management” staff member admitted that
the risk that was being managed was not the health of the child, but the
risk that the hospital might get sued if something went wrong after the
baby was released.

Then, according to the HSLDA, “a government social worker named
Angelica Lopez-Heagy came into Jodi’s room announcing that she was there
to conduct an investigation. Jodi asked to know the allegations. The
social worker claimed that it would be against the law for her to show
Jodi the allegations.

“Jodi replied that she would not be comfortable answering the
questions if she couldn’t know the allegations. Immediately the social
worker proclaimed, ‘Since you’re not going to cooperate, I’ll just go
and call the police and we can take custody of the baby.’”

The mixups just wouldn’t quit. When Jodi said she was cooperating,
the social worker implied the issue was Jodi’s refusal to consent to a
vitamin K shot for the baby.

“Jodi replied that no one had asked her about such a shot. Moreover,
she had overheard hospital staffers saying that they had already given
Annie such a shot,” the report said.

Then, when Scott left the hospital to tend to their older children,
hospital officials demanded permission to give Annie a Hepatitis B shot.

“Jodi said that she would agree only if they tested her or Annie to
see if either of them were positive. If so, then she was quite willing
to have the shot for Annie. The hospital claimed that they had forgotten
about this earlier when it was still possible to test that day, and
that they needed to give the shot anyway without any testing,” HSLDA

Jodi asked if the decision could wait until her husband returned.

“Put yourself in Jodi’s shoes at this moment,” Farris wrote. “You
gave birth that morning in an ambulance. The hospital has made wild and
conflicting claims about your baby’s health all day long. You are
exhausted. You are in pain. Your husband has gone to check on your
children. And a social worker who has threatened to take your baby into
police custody is standing in your hospital room demanding that you make
an immediate decision.”

Then, he reported, “the story turns ugly.”

“The social worker left the room and called the police. Without a
court order they took custody of Annie, immediately claiming that she
was suffering from illness or injury – a patently false claim. The
social worker consented to the administration of the Hepatitis B shot
even though no blood test had been done,” he reported.

“The police made Jodi Ferris get up out of her hospital bed and
escorted her to the entrance – they were expelling her from the hospital
because she had not signed the ‘safety plan.’”

She was escorted off the hospital grounds.

But she had been told she could return every three hours to nurse the
baby, so the couple was forced to spend the night in a car in the
parking lot of a nearby Wal-Mart.

“You read that right. They kicked this mother out of the hospital,
and in order to be close enough to feed her child, she had to sleep in
the car,” Farris reported.

A hearing the next morning returned the baby to her parents immediately.

“It is not a crime to ask questions about the well-being of your
child. It is not a crime to ask for testing to ensure that a procedure
is needed before it is done. It is not a crime to be a protective mom,”
Farris reported.

“Both the medical personnel and the social worker engaged in
outrageous behavior toward this family. And we believe that they
violated their rights under the Constitution of the United States. And
we are going to court to prove it,” Farris said.

“The social worker’s priority was not the welfare of Annie, but her
own convenience and her own perception of her power. She was aiming to
teach this homeschooling mother a lesson. And the hospital was clearly
not concerned that Annie had a medical issue – they were just trying to
avoid being sued for medical malpractice.

“When government workers run over parents in cases like this, the lesson that needs to be taught is to the government,” he said.

It was just a day earlier when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to
intervene in another case involving parental rights fought by the HSLDA.

In that case, Arizona deputies threatened parents with the forced
removal of their five children unless they agreed to let social workers,
who did not have a warrant or probable case, search their home.

The stunning conclusion came in a lawsuit brought on behalf of John
and Tiffany Loudermilk, who sued officials after a confrontation at
their Maricopa County, Ariz., home in 2005.

A district court judge ruled a reasonable person would believe the
Loudermilks’ decision to allow social workers to search their home was
coerced, in violation of the 4th Amendment. But the 9th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals said the search was proper.

The case may not be finished, as the opinion from the 9th Circuit was
unpublished, which means that it is not binding on future cases. Also,
when the deputies appealed to the 9th Circuit for immunity, the social
workers who also were sued did not, and that part of the case remains on
hold at the district court level.

James Mason, chief counsel for the HSLDA, which brought the case on
behalf of the family, told WND that the group will consult with the
family and soon make a determination on the next step.

But he said the result is disappointing, because no matter the status
of the appeal, the situation did develop, and the threats were made to
give the social workers what they wanted.

The case developed after a still-anonymous tipster told authorities
that there was a danger to the children in the new home. Two months
later, social services workers Rhonda Cash and Jenna Cramer arrived
unannounced at the home and explained that it was an emergency because
social workers decided it was an emergency at that point.

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  • Flamingolady 2012/03/28 13:39:31
    None of this surprises me, and when the new healthcare law goes into effect, my prediction is that incidents such as this will be reenacted every day. The government already forces, with no resistance from the populace, 35 vaccinations on children before they allow them to go to public school. Many of the diseases that the vaccines are for, are all but eradicated and the ingredients in the vaccines are subject to trigger neurological disorders such as autism, and possibly mitochondrial disorders. If you do not believe this, google in ingredients in vaccines. There are bovine fetal cells, HUMAN fetal cells, mice brain cells, squaline, thimerosal, aspertame, and a host of others. None of them should be in vaccines. Why are they? Just think about it. And why do children have to have all these vaccines? The drug lobby is one of the largest in Washington, and worldwide. If governments force the populace to have vaccines, then FOLLOW THE MONEY!!! Does not take a genius to figure out that money, big money has changed hands.

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  • HipJipC 2012/03/29 19:07:11
    A bunch of idiots need to lose their jobs and then they need to be hauled off to psychiatric hospitals and put on strong anti-psychotic medication. They want to be protected from the "bad" people but who protects us from them? The more power a person craves the more psychotic they are. Just think of how many screwed up idiots are in positions of power. Scary.
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2012/03/29 16:58:17
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    What!!! This sounds like a version of Rosemary's Baby!

    I'm thinking there must be more to this than is stated here. It's just too bizarre. If this happened to me under the stated circumstances, I would go C R A Z Y on them. They have no right to interfere with the birth experience and bonding of a mother and child.

    Geez, they treat women better when they have prison babies.
  • Deb Louisa ... 2012/04/07 18:37:14
    True story, copied from source
  • modernminuteman 2012/03/29 16:53:00
    big brother is here and much to damned powerful. they have no right to dictate to you how your kids are raised, taught, what they can eat,whether they take a vaccination or not etc. it is your child not uncle sams! people you better wake up before you have no freedom whatsoever. from this to obamacare it is all done in the name of we are doing it for your sake not because we want too. BULL!
  • Deb modernm... 2012/04/07 18:37:54
    People do need to wake up! Sadly, we still have to many sleeping
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/03/29 16:25:15
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    CPS causes more trouble than they're worth. They are supposed to protect abused and neglected children, not play KGB agents with parents who have done nothing wrong. I'd like to see them get a good legal smack-down for what they did to the Ferris family and others who have unjustly suffered at their hands.
  • Deb Aqua Su... 2012/04/07 18:39:22
    Well, look at the czars....the brilliant Cass thinks that any woman that has a baby (at any age) should have her child taken from her. I'm literally sick to my stomach at the *people* in Office..and the CZARS have NO BUSINESS BEING THERE
  • Autarchic 2012/03/28 18:00:39
    Outrageous behavior!
  • darlene 2012/03/28 17:45:44
    I live in Pa and my friends granddaughter hasn't had any immunizations and she will be four in May. The reason is because her cousin has Autism. The toddlers mother is a school nurse. If this story is actual then the mom should file a lawsuit.
  • Deb darlene 2012/04/07 18:40:03
    Story is factual, I hope she sues the hell out of them
  • darlene Deb 2012/04/07 18:42:37
    Me too!
  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/03/28 14:06:33
    Rusty Shackleford
    I had a similar issue with one of my children, I was almost arrested.
  • Deb Rusty S... 2012/03/28 14:53:50
    Holy Crap! and it was almost a never-ending nightmare, wasn't it?
  • Rusty S... Deb 2012/03/28 18:53:35
    Rusty Shackleford
    I was truly amazed at what was happening, that was 15 years ago and I now know that parents have no rights.
  • Deb Rusty S... 2012/04/07 18:40:38
    Not in about 50 years. It makes me sick
  • shadow76 2012/03/28 14:01:57
    These govt depts are all out of control. they all should be abolished.
  • Deb shadow76 2012/03/28 14:53:24
  • YouSirName shadow76 2012/04/01 16:53:15
    An outrageous story - yes. But do you really not care about the thousands of babies and children who are abused in the most horrific ways by their parents? Sticking with PA, how about this recent case:

    BENSALEM, Pa. - December 9, 2011 (WPVI) -- A Bucks County mom is under arrest on child abuse charges after, police say, her daughter was brought to the hospital with a serious burn and other injuries.

    Andrea Amaya, 24, of the 3100 block of Knights Road in Bensalem, was arrested at her home on Friday morning.

    Police say she had been the target of an investigation that began back on November 3rd.

    Investigators say it was on that day when Amaya's 3-year-old daughter was brought to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia with a third-degree burn to her right hand.

    That burn required skin grafts to heal.

    The girl also had severe bruising throughout her body, police say.

    Investigators say they determined that the child was severely abused, neglected, and malnourished by her mother.

    The girl is currently thriving in a foster facility with Bucks County Children and Youth, police say, and Amaya's five other children are also in foster care.

    Andrea Amaya was arraigned by Judge Brown and sent to Bucks County Prison on $200,000 bail.

    There are THOUSANDS of these cases. Do we abolish CPS and say to hell with these children?
  • shadow76 YouSirName 2012/04/02 03:36:16 (edited)
    No, but we need better judgement on what is abuse and what is not. Did you know the child abuse rate went up and up AFTER abortion was legalized?
  • YouSirName shadow76 2012/04/06 17:38:35
    Yes we do! People are so afraid of being sued (which is the fault of both the lawyers AND the idiots doing the suing) that CYA makes them do idiotic things as in this case. I still have some skepticism that we have the whole story here, just because it is so outrageous. Just saying that we don't want to throw out the baby with the CPS, so to speak.

    As for a link between child abuse and legalization of abortion, I know of no connection.
  • Flamingolady 2012/03/28 13:39:31
    None of this surprises me, and when the new healthcare law goes into effect, my prediction is that incidents such as this will be reenacted every day. The government already forces, with no resistance from the populace, 35 vaccinations on children before they allow them to go to public school. Many of the diseases that the vaccines are for, are all but eradicated and the ingredients in the vaccines are subject to trigger neurological disorders such as autism, and possibly mitochondrial disorders. If you do not believe this, google in ingredients in vaccines. There are bovine fetal cells, HUMAN fetal cells, mice brain cells, squaline, thimerosal, aspertame, and a host of others. None of them should be in vaccines. Why are they? Just think about it. And why do children have to have all these vaccines? The drug lobby is one of the largest in Washington, and worldwide. If governments force the populace to have vaccines, then FOLLOW THE MONEY!!! Does not take a genius to figure out that money, big money has changed hands.
  • Deb Flaming... 2012/03/28 14:06:31
    Truth!! Money talks, BS walks!! and I do indeed know about the vaccines...how about that mercury in the flu shots? I wouldn't permit it.

    and speaking of aborted fetus cells, and this is joke, it's put in food and beverages, specifically Pepsi, which finally admitted to it...MT, Dew, Propel water just to name a few.

    I used to drink MT Dew at work, I wanted to throw up when I read that...since reading the list I make sure NEVER to buy it,,,ditto for both of my sons....both huge water drinkers as welll, but avoid Propel like the plague. I shudder when I thinnk of all the shots I had..Navy brat, so I got triple shots that civillians get
  • Deb Deb 2012/03/28 14:54:57
    EDIT *this ISN'T a joke..regarding Pepsi, Mt. Dew Propel several more
  • Flaming... Deb 2012/03/29 03:39:25
    You are right, this is true with the Pepsi, et all. The vaccines are what worries me most, there are some theories out there about population control and that sort of thing, but that doesn't bother me like knowing 1 in every 110 children now are diagnosed with autism. My grand daughter has asperger's syndrome, and she was fine until she had the MMR vaccine, was hospitilzed 1 1/2 days after the vaccine, for about a week, and has not been the same since.
  • Flaming... Flaming... 2012/03/29 03:40:34
    Oh, and I forgot to mention that a lot of our soldiers get over 100 vaccinations within a 2 week period going to other countries to serve, and the so called Gulf War Syndrome is now being linked to these vaccines.
  • Deb Flaming... 2012/04/07 18:46:34
    Indeed they do! A friend of my sons. who I consider a *son* joined the Army, and I told him to get ready to be shot up __in the arms, hips, etc)over and over and over...it's crazy!! He was in Iraq for a year and just found out that he will prob be going to Afghanistan in Nov..Anyway, something wrong with him now as well. bumps....strange bumps on his head......WHAT are they doing?!! Dr.' at the Vet Hosp won't or cannot tell him what these things are.
  • Deb Flaming... 2012/04/07 18:48:18
    and remember, they don't just push the needle on the actual member of the Military, but all dependents that go overseas get them as well
  • Deb Flaming... 2012/04/07 18:43:57
    OMG! I am saying prayers for your grandchild and family right now. I'm also glad that you knew about the aborted fetus cells, many don't believe it..and keep buying the products. The shots....oh, the shots.....had tons of them!
  • Flaming... Deb 2012/04/09 03:53:45
    Thank you, She is compromised and it is indeed a very sad situation. Since I first posted, there was an article in our local newspaper that states 1 in 85 children in our area have autism. This is an absolute crime against our children, and the drug companies, with the government's blessings, are to blame.
  • Deb Flaming... 2012/04/09 13:35:33
    1 out of 85?!! What is strange is the fact that ALL of us have had those shots? Yet now, they are causing major problems. When did the drug companies change the vaccines? Seems they will do anything to make a buck, but WHY??
  • Flaming... Deb 2012/04/09 20:02:26
    I don't know, just actually started looking into the reasons for autism, but this much I do know. Many doctors quietly accept that some children are already compromised due to sensitivities and the ingredients in some vaccines CAN cause neurological problems, ie, autism. If you are really interested, and have some time, just google in vaccination ingredients. I have a whole list from Rense.com that tells you all ingredients, including formaldehyde, aluminum hydorxide, aluminum phosphate, thimerosal, and polysorbate 80, for instance in the diptheria shot. The rubella shot Biavax made by Merck and Co, contains human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue. The list is lengthy, but it is a place to start you to wonder about the situation. And as far as snopes is concerned, it is another case of believe it or not.
  • Deb Flaming... 2012/04/11 11:57:35
    Good Lord!!
  • YouSirName Deb 2012/04/01 16:56:50
    Not true. This is an urban myth - many times debunked:
  • Deb YouSirName 2012/04/07 18:47:26
    The ONLY thing that still makes me a believer of the story is because of "snopes" a Lib couple..who usually do not tell the truth
  • YouSirName Deb 2012/04/10 04:33:54
    I don't understand. You wouldn't believe that there are aborted cells used in soft drinks; but you do believe it because Snopes presents evidence that it isn't true? That is one twisted argument.

    The fact is that one of the companies that develops flavors uses cloned embryonic kidney cells in its testing. That is very different from the claim that aborted fetus cells are actually IN the drinks.

    Non-Snopes source you might believe: http://www.jillstanek.com/201...
  • Deb YouSirName 2012/04/11 11:58:58
    No, no I DO know that there are aborted fetus cells in softdrinks. because I read where the companies that make them finally admitted it..but Snopes. I try to avoid.
  • YouSirName Deb 2012/04/11 21:23:38
    Citation of source from the company? I have searched and there does not seem to be any such admission. In fact all of the soft-drink companies have denied the charge. You are also confusing the issue - which is the use of HK cells in flavor RESEARCH, versus use of HK cells directly in the products.
  • Deb YouSirName 2012/04/12 10:21:46
    Let me do a search and find it again....due to the fact that I was literally sick to my stomach when I read it...Pepsi admitted to the fact, to "enhance flavor" How disgusting it that?!! and yes, I know it's in make-up etc....but read that Propel water is also involved....so had a double *gag* going that day.
  • Deb 2012/03/28 13:11:05
    Big Brother watching! NOW stealing our kids!

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