(NaturalNews) Horizon Healthcare Services in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is the latest U.S.-based medical facility to enter the "hall of shame" for its audacious trashing of the Hippocratic Oath. This is after it was reported that hospital administrators there recently fired a pregnant nurse for refusing to get a flu shot.
Dreonna Breton, a 29-year-old mother, says it was just another day at work when hospital officials sent out a notice that all employees would be required to get a flu shot. Concerned about the health of her unborn baby, Dreonna made the conscious decision to not comply with the mandate, which would have subjected her and her child to mercury and a battery of other neurotoxins.
When Horizon officials caught wind of Dreonna's decision, however, they were none too pleased with it. They immediately sent her a notice that she would be fired by December 17 if she did not get the jab by this date. Dreonna proceeded to enlist the support of both her obstetrician and primary care doctor, but even this was not enough.
Dreonna was eventually fired from Horizon for expressing her freedom to make the informed decision not to vaccinate. After suffering through three previous miscarriages, it only made sense for Dreonna to eliminate the risky shot, which numerous studies, including one published earlier this year in the journal Human and Environmental Toxicology, have found greatly increases the risk of fetal death.
"I'm a healthy person. I take care of my body. For me, the potential risk was not worth it," lamented Dreonna to CNN. "I know that the CDC says to get it, and that's fine, but it was our choice to avoid the flu vaccine and the unknowns that come with that. ... I'm not gonna be the one percent of people that has a problem."
Horizon Healthcare Services violating basic human rights by forcing flu shots
Horizon officials not only refused to compromise -- the hospital denied Dreonna's request to wear a protective face mask instead getting a flu shot, an alternative at many other hospitals -- they also refused to accept the expert advice of Dreonna's obstetrician and primary care doctor, both of whom supported her decision to refuse the shot.
Regardless, it is Dreonna's right to decide for herself what to put inside her own body, especially since her unborn child will also be affected by whatever decisions she chooses to make. Informed consent, which also includes the freedom to not consent, is not only a basic human right -- it is the very foundation of health freedom in this country.
"It is a basic human right to be able to make voluntary and informed decisions when considering invasive medical treatments (such as vaccines) which carry risks of injury and death," explains the Vaccination Risk Awareness Network, a Canada-based vaccine information organization.
"The individual's right to personal autonomy, freedom of conscience and religion, and the right to security of the person is inviolable and not subject to the whims of policies spun by medical bureaucrats."
Though she has every right to do so under the law, Dreonna told reporters that she does not intend to sue Horizon for violating her human rights. She is, however, hoping that the hospital will reevaluate its oppressive flu shot policy, which forces individuals to surrender their right to informed consent, not to mention expose themselves to substances that could cause permanent injury or death.