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Editor Casey Published in The American Conservative on the Drug War, Child Migrants

Editor Casey Given was published in The American Conservative on the drug war’s effect on the migrant child crisis on the US border.

As children from Central America continue to pour across the U.S. border, pundits and politicians are still searching for a scapegoat. 70,000 unaccompanied minors are expected to cross the border this year, highlighting an urgent need to fix whatever precipitated the problem. Unfortunately, the real culprit that both sides of the aisle continue to ignore is one of the federal government’s own making—the War on Drugs that has incited violence south of America’s border for decades.

You can read the full piece here.

If you’d like to book Casey or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

Editor Casey Published in The American Conservative on the Right to Try

Editor Casey Given was published in The American Conservative on a proposed bill to expand terminally ill patients’ access to investigational drugs.

Kianna Karnes was a 41-year-old mother of four children diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2002. Her doctors prescribed interleukin-2, the only medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at the time to treat the disease, but it proved insufficient to stop the cancer’s spread. Kianna’s family petitioned the FDA to allow their mother to try an investigational new drug (IND) still stuck in the agency’s approval process. After all, she had nothing to lose. Despite gaining powerful allies including Congressman Dan Burton (R-Ind.) and the Wall Street Journal editorial board, it was too late. The FDA approved Kianna’s IND request the very same day she died.

You can read the full piece here.

If you’d like to book Casey or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.