Christian Scientists also claimed that fluoridation
violated the freedom of religion. At the hearing, James Watt,
a spokesman of Christian Science, testified that mass medication,
“constituted a violation of fundamental religious rights” by violating a
Christian Scientist’s right to heal with just prayer (U. S. Congress, 59).
Opponents argued that as long as alternatives to water treatment
existed, fluoridation was unconstitutional and Un-American
due to its violations of individual rights.
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled fluoridation is a medical
treatment without consent, and with the mounting evidence
that it is ineffective and carries significant health risks,
it is time for politicians and the health sector to
rethink the practice. Its days are clearly
numbered following this judgment.
May be time for Christian Science to speak up!