Scientology stepping up its promotion of chiropractic, demonizing of the AMA - 2019-04-29
There's a new article by the Scientology front group Citizens Commission on Human Rights. CCHR blog posts and press releases are generally intended for an internal Scientologist audience rather than the public. This article is aimed at members of Scientology who are chiropractors, and there are hundreds, perhaps thousands of them. Many Scientologists will see a chiropractor instead of a medical doctor for any illness.
The article criticizes events that took place over 30 years ago: "The AMA recommended that Congress exclude payment for chiropractic services from federally supported health programs. On August 25, 1987, Federal Judge Susan Getzendanner, in U.S. District Court, found the AMA had engaged in an illegal boycott against chiropractors and an injunction against such activity was entered and affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit on February 7, 1990."
The case cited in the article is Wilk v American Medical Association, in which a group of chiropractors won a decision based on the Sherman Antitrust Act that the AMA was attempting to contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession. What Scientology omits is that the decision was not based on the merits of chiropractic. Judge Getzendanner wrote: