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.