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No Mandatory Mental Health Screening for Children!

December 13, 2011
Rep. Ron Paul

Maryanne Godboldo, a mother in Michigan, noticed that pills prescribed by her daughter’s doctor were making her condition worse, not better.  So Mrs. Godboldo stopped giving them to her.  That’s when the trouble began.  When Child Protective Services (CPS) bureaucrats became aware that the girl was not receiving her prescribed medication, they decided the child should be taken away from her mother’s custody on grounds of medical neglect.  When Ms. Godboldo refused to surrender her daughter to the state, CPS enlisted the help of a police SWAT team! On March 24 of this year a 12 hour standoff ensued and young Ariana was taken into custody.  The drug involved was Risperdal, a neuroleptic antipsychotic medication with numerous known side effects.  Ms. Godboldo had decided on a more holistic approach for her daughter.  She is still engaged in a costly legal battle with the state over Ariana’s treatment and custody.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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