STATISM OUTRAGE ALERT: Baby Taken Away From Parents For Wanting A Second Medical Opinion

Guest Post by Mara Zebest

This is an absolute outrage.

Doctors are human—thus certainly capable of making mistakes or bad judgement calls just like the rest of us. There are many personal stories to share in which questioning a doctor’s advice (and getting a second opinion) can turn out to be an extremely good thing. It should also be noted that there are stories in which a second opinion confirmed the advice of the first physician. So if a doctor is truly confident in his or her diagnosis, why would a second opinion be seen as a threat?


This story typifies a world of ObamaCare—nanny-statist government policies that are growing out of control—that seek to take the control away from the individual (the parents), and blindly hand over the control to the collective abstract bureaucracies. No thanks.

DailyMail has an additional video report and information:

The parents of a 5-month-old were shocked when police showed up to take away their infant boy after they told a doctor they wanted a second opinion.

Caught on camera, the footage shows police entering the California home of Anna and Alex Nikolayev and asking Anna to hand over the baby.

‘I’m going to grab your baby,’ one of the several officers at the scene told Nikolayev, ‘And don’t resist and don’t fight me.’

‘He grabbed my arm,’ the new mother told KXTV, ‘so I couldn’t take Sammy. And they took Sammy, and they just walked away.”

The saga began about two weeks ago when Sammy, who suffers from a heart murmur, began showing flu-like symptoms.

The Nikolayevs took him to Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, California, the hospital where Sammy had been receiving regular treatment for his heart condition.

According to Anna, the couple became alarmed after a nurse came in to give the baby antibiotics.

‘I asked her, “For what is that?” And she’s like, “I don’t know.”’

Read more here.

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