Tuesday, April 5, 2011

North Carolina Set To Criminalize Practitioners Of Natural Medicine

Natural Medicine is under attack.

In the North Carolina legislature Senate Bill 31 has language that would make anyone practicing medicine without a license or registration guilty of a Class 1 felony. This would automatically make midwives, herbalists, and naturopaths into felons. Yes, people who actually work to keep people healthy and who take a more natural approach in doing so will be criminals.

Here is information on the bill.

Natural News has more on this legislation.
Senate Bill 31, which clarifies the penalties for the "unauthorized practice of medicine," essentially criminalizes the practice of unlicensed forms of medicine, which includes the work of many naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists, aromatherapists, and even some midwives in the state. The bill was adopted by a judiciary committee in early March, and it recently passed the NC Senate. Now, the NC House is set to vote on the bill tonight, and unless NC governor Bev Perdue vetoes it, the practice of natural medicine for many in NC may soon become a more severe criminal offense.
What you are witnessing is the establishment of the medical police state. Any REAL medicine and healing that exists outside the corrupt and powerful state licensing boards (dominated by Big Pharma interests) is going to be eliminated. At least certain interests are attempting it.

Natural Medicine is becoming too popular - and too powerful - because it works. In order to maintain dominance over health treatment - especially with Obamacare on the horizon - it appears that natural healers must be eliminated.

* CALL the NC Governor's office at (202) 624-5833 and the North Carolina House at (919) 733-7928 and let them know how you feel about this.

They are supposed to be voting on this today 4/5/11.


mrs. dani said...

Does that include mothers? I make a natural cough syrup for my kids....AND my grandparents who do not live with me. So can I become a felon for giving my Grandfather honey, lemonjuice & rosemary? mmmmm

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this bill voted on last night in the NC House? Anxious to know what the vote was...

The Last Frontier said...

More and more people are turning to the internet to learn about how to keep themselves healthy. It certainly has its limits. I wonder when websites that publish information on natural health and healing with diet, herbs and nutritional supplements will be censored. I don't think that's too far off.
I saw on one large soap website that she had to stop selling pine tar soap because people buy it for medicinal uses, even though she made no medical claims about the soap she sold. To get around that, she posted an article on her site with instructions so that people can make their own pine tar soap. Good Grief! Pine tar soap is now contraband!?!