Recently there have been two court cases â€“ one in Holland and one in France â€“ that caught my attention. In both trials the alleged vulnerability of the female victims are exploited to prohibit the practice of alternative healing.
â€œThe strong wish of the patient to only undergo alternative treatment was not accepted by the Tribunal as an excuse.â€?
http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/m … tv_sta.php
â€œThe court said arguments that Millecam was an adult who could make her own decisions carried no weight. â€˜In delicate situations there is no question of free choice,â€™ the Volkskrant quoted the court as saying.â€?
Though the Dutch case is more obvious in targeting alternative healing, the French case is more â€œrefinedâ€? â€“ in that it involves alleged fraud of the French Church of Scientology. However this fraud concerns alternative healing practises and makes good potential jurisprudence for prohibition.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/ma … ance-fraud
â€œLawyers for Aude-Claire Malton claim Scientologists preyed upon her at a time when she was “very psychologically fragile”, pressuring her into spending â‚¬21,000 (Â£18,000) â€“ her life savings â€“ on products including “purification packs” and vitamins.â€?
â€œThe investigator questioned what he called the Scientologists’ “obsession” with financial gain, and the group’s practice of selling vitamins, leading to the charge of “acting illegally as a pharmacy.”
If you think that your own self-determination is not involved here, think twice please!
The obscurity of the medium and the Scientology Church are only used to win your sympathy.