Sue Clark’s letter to NY Governor Spitzer re Simone D

July 8, 2007

I am Sue Clark-Wittenberg and I am the executive director of the Wittenberg Center to End Electroshock (WCEE) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I am appealing to you to stop the 30 electroshocks
Simone D. will be forced to have.  Read the info below:

The New York Court of Appeals recently upheld a lower court order forcing Simone D., an inmate at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, to
undergo 30 more electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatments against her will.

Simone D.’s attorney Dennis Feld said, “Her battle cry has been muffled by her being primarily a Spanish language speaker in a unit
where no one except her MHLS on-site attorney speaks Spanish.”

Court records reveal that when approached by the State clinicians for her to submit to more electroshock, Simone stated clearly enough in
Spanish that, “Electroshock causes more pain! I suffer more from shock treatment!”

I am an electroshock survivor who suffers from permanent memory loss as result of having had
ECT forced upon me against my will.

Dr. Peter R. Breggin an American psychiatrist and author wrote on his website at the URL:
<> an article about the Dr. Sackeim’s
study that claims that electroshock always causes
brain damage.

Please stop the forced electroshock on Simon D.

Electroshock is torture, barbaric and a crime against humanity and it should have been banned
years ago but it given more and more especially to women 2/3 of the time.

100,000 Americans get ECT yearly

Please see my <> video appealing to you,
LT Governor at the URL:



Sue Clark-Wittenberg
Executive Director
The Wittenberg Center to End Electroshock
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Websites:  <;

ECT websites:

<> – Dr. Breggin has wrote an article re Sackeim study that ECT always causes
brain damage
<>  FDA alert on ECT

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