To: The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Donald Trump

Oppose HR 1953: Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017

HR 1953 seeks to institutionalize overweight/obese people in behavior modification programs by diverting funds from Social Security to cover the cost of institutionalizing overweight people in abusive behavioral health facilities and programs. This is unacceptable and must be voted against by ALL legislators who expect to be re-elected.

Why is this important?

I am a survivor of institutional abuse and aversive therapy. I believe no public money should be used to abuse, falsely imprison, and torture Americans. I am the co-founder of HEAL and I work with many individuals diagnosed with eating disorders who have been tortured in behavioral health facilities. This bill, introduced by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) will divert public funds to fraud and abuse and must be rejected by the House, Senate, and vetoed by the President if it reaches his desk. You can read the full text of the bill here:


Reasons for signing

  • obesity is a size not a disease. WEIGHT IS NOT A DISEASE. ANEROXIA IS A SIZE NOT A DISEASE. going to the doctor is a choice. eating is not a choice. you have to eat in order to not calorie restrict. stop calorie restriction on people. abundance of food is good. its no worse than conversion therapy for everyone. stop conversion therapy for all.
  • Everyone should be kept saafe of the abuses and awful treatment, Its terrible.
  • No one who is fat needs to be institutionalized. The persons who need to be institutionalized are those who believe that their judgment is better than someone else's. Legislators, stay out of my health and weight choices.

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