A sanction means that benefits are stopped, thus denying claimants the means of survival, a sentence no court in the land would ever dish out and yet benefit claimants are subject to such sanctions without trial or representation…
Is suffering from constant pain considered torture? Is it considered torture to deny pain patients the options for treatments that work? Is the DEA torturing pain patients by closing clinics and restricting the supply of certain drugs? Do insurance companies torture patients by refusing to cover or limiting certain medications? Does the healthcare system torture people who can’t afford it and/or go bankrupt because of it?
Do the state and federal governments torture their citizens when they refuse to legalize medical cannabis? Is being put in jail for marijuana considered torture? Is having cancer but not having access to cannabis considered torture?
Is it considered torture to put those who suffer from addiction in jail?
Is the drug war a torture program?