Should you be Concerned?
Senator Richard Pan, Senator Ben Allen, and Assembly member Lorena Gonzalaz introduced Senate Bill 277 on February 19, 2015, to remove the personal belief exemption that currently allows parents to make healthy choices which vaccines are given to their children. This is a violation of freedom of choice.
Why should you be concerned?
When government makes decisions to take away parental rights directly related to the health of their children it must only do so when ALL can agree it is in the best interests of every single child.
The American Medical Association (AMA) states, “The physician has an ethical obligation to help the patient make choices from among the therapeutic alternatives consistent with good medical practice. Informed consent is a basic policy both in ethics and law that physicians must honor…”
This proposed legislation would take away one of the most elemental values of our great nation, our freedom to make choices.
This is a slippery slope. Whether you are pro-vaccination or a “conscientious objector,” it is important to acknowledge that we all have fundamental rights and it is inappropriate for the government to take those away. If we allow this pass, the question to ask is, “what’s next?”
More reason for concern:
The data shows that many children have suffered adverse reactions to these government recommended vaccines. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 established the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) as a federal no-fault system to compensate persons (or families of persons) who are injured by federally recommended vaccines. The VICP has paid out nearly $3 billion to families whose children have died or become permanently injured by government recommended and mandated vaccines. These vaccines are not safe for all children and, therefore, should not be forced on our children without parental informed consent.