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Stress Testing the MOTHERS Act

by Kelly Patricia O’Meara:

It seems these days that everything is a test. Yes, the powers that be have decided that taxpayer benevolence now is contingent upon passing a stress test. But much to the dismay of those being tested, the results may reveal, for example, that the nation’s financial wizards and auto giants are actually bankrupt midgets and unworthy of America’s support.

Given that officialdom has embraced the stress test as a barometer of future viability and success and a determinant for public financing, it seems reasonable to request that other important issues that very personally impact the health and welfare of the American people be subjected to similar stress tests. There is none more deserving of stress testing than the proposed MOTHERS Act.

On the surface, the MOTHERS Act reflects its sponsors overwhelming compassion and empathy for women suffering from alleged mental health disorders resulting from childbirth – often referred to as Postpartum Depression. But when one conducts a brief stress test on important sections of the legislation, taxpayers may find that this costly and sweeping mental health legislation actually fails women of America, but goes a long way in inflating the balance sheets of one of the most lucrative industries in the nation – big Pharma.

For instance, the MOTHERS Act legislation that currently is pending in the U.S. Senate states that Continue reading

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Mental health screening targets moms-to-be

Source: http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=93766

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Mental health screening targets moms-to-be

Questionnaire will be used to determine ‘depression’ in patients

pregnant_woman_200x327A bill that would subject pregnant women to mental health screenings – and possibly medications that would follow any diagnosis of “depression” – has returned and already is more than halfway through Congress, a concerned family group is warning.

WND reported a year ago when the plan was proposed to allow the government to order tests on mothers for baby blues. The proposal later died.

However, officials with United Nonprofits and Individuals for Truth and Ethics say the bill is back, and it already has been approved by the U.S. House and assigned to a Continue reading

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Use of Antidepressants May Increase Risk of Heart Problems in Women, New Study Finds

Source: http://www.attorneyatlaw.com/2009/03/use-of-antidepressants-may-increase-risk-of-heart-problems-in-women-new-study-finds/

Drugs for the treatment of severe depression, which are prescribed to tens of millions of Americans each year, may increase the risks of sudden cardiac death and fatal heart disease in otherwise healthy women Continue reading

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Birth Injury Lawyers Show True Effects of Associated Drugs

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Birth injury lawyers are trying to gain awareness about certain pharmaceutical drugs that cause severe birth complications when taken by women who are pregnant. The fact of the matter is that birth injury lawyers want to make known that these drugs did not have warnings as to the negative effects of taking the drug while pregnant. A common drug in this category is Paxil, manufactured by Continue reading

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