Shock Protest on Mothers Day May 11 – press release

“Stop Shocking our Mother’s and Grandmothers”
May 11, 2008, Sunday on Mothers Day
Parliament Hill, meet at Centennial Flame, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more info call Sue: 613-721-1833

The International Campaign to Ban Electroshock (ICBE) is organizing a protest against the use of electroshock in Canada and is asking all
governments in Canada to put a moratorium on the use of electroshock.

Electroshock is also known as ECT, shock therapy, and electroconvulsive
therapy. 60% of ECT is given to women over the age of 60 years old.

ECT has been proven to cause brain damage 100% of the time. The
American Psychiatric Association and the Canadian Psychiatric Association routinely lie on their position papers on ECT and state that ECT is safe and so are the ECT machines; this is not true at all. The public has a right to know the truth about ECT.

Dr. Peter Breggin, a USA psychiatrist wrote about ECT and brain damage:

Two to three times more women than men undergo
electroshock usually without informed consent or
against their will.

The ICBE deems ECT to be barbaric, unethical, inhumane, and torture Sue Clark-Wittenberg, director of the ICBE in Ottawa had ECT in 1973. Sue suffers from permanent memory loss and has difficulty learning new things since she had ECT. Sue says “no one should have to go through what I did, ECT is a crime against humanity and ECT must end now”.
Sue’s mom also had ECT.

See the ICBE website: (for more info on ECT)

Please come out and support our worthy cause on May 11 and help stop the torture of ECT in Canada

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