Opinion | In 2016, MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry made a concerning statement. Discussing public education, Harris Perry said, “We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families.”1
Fast forward three years later, concepts like “kids belong to the community” are being melded into “greater good” public health vaccination talking points from politicians deciding policy.
For the past five years the debate was whether or not parents should vaccinate their kids. Now the devolving debate is whether parents should be removed from the picture entirely when it comes to vaccine decisions. The health community and government representatives are now deeming parents and the need for parental consent ‘a barrier to obtaining vaccination.’
During the 2019 legislative session, New York saw 17 democratic-sponsored vaccine-related bills, two aimed at eliminating the ‘barrier parent.’ One bill2 sought to allow any child who is at least fourteen years of age to consent to certain immunizations recommended without parental consent. The other bill, which has been filed in each legislative session since 2009, but failed to move forward, would allow a health care practitioner to administer vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases to a minor without the parent’s consent or knowledge. Fortunately, there were enough medical freedom advocates left in the political mix that both New York bill pairs died in committees and failed to move forward.
Washington DC’s B23-01713 is active, however. It seeks to add a new section into the existing regulations that would allow a minor child of any age to consent to receive a vaccine. The bill, and its hearing, signaled a new high-water mark towards the removal of parents from some of their children’s most important medical decisions.
During the public hearing in June 2019, pediatrician Dr. Helene Felman, representing Washington DC’s chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), stated:
As a pediatrician, I like the legislation as it stands because it offers the opportunity to capture those young adults who can make informed decisions at technically any age.
Several other proponents of the bill who testified similarly danced around committing to an age they believed would be appropriate for a child to make their own medical decisions.
When Dr. Felman was asked if doctors’ licensing and certifications were rigorous enough to address this newly proposed medical opportunity—all ages welcomed without your parents—she replied:
Absolutely. In addition to having a part of our board certification on basic facts and knowledge, we also are required to work on quality improvement endeavors.
On the strength of those points, Dr. Felman rested her case that there was clearly “a wide breadth of checks and balances.” Many have noted vaccine safety and knowledge under oath is different than what the general public is told. In 2018 Dr. Felman’s AAP colleague Dr. Teresa Holtrop, president of Michigan’s AAP chapter, took the stand in a custody case to answer some basic ‘facts and knowledge’ about vaccines. Dr. Holtrop admitted she “didn’t know” 42 times in response to basic questions surrounding vaccinations. Watch here.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has thrown its full weight behind attempting to remove the parents from medical decisions involving their children.
At its recent June policy meeting, the AMA announced4 it “will encourage state legislatures to establish comprehensive vaccine and minor consent policies.” The press release continues by stating the AMA “will support state policies allowing minors to override their parent’s refusal for vaccinations.”
The New York and DC bills are far from one-off situations. In fact, there appears to be a concerted push from multiple angles attempting to force the idea of eliminating parents from medical decisions.
UC Hastings law professor and rabid forced vaccine advocate Dorit Reiss has also recently chimed in on removing barrier parents. Known for publicly suggesting the ideas of criminal penalties5 for not vaccinating and sending police to enforce vaccination,6 Reiss’s policy paper was published this month7 in the Connecticut Law Review.
The paper recommends the creation of “a limited exception to parental decision making authority by permitting certain older minors to provide legally binding consent for childhood vaccinations.” This is first being proposed from a legislative path, however as a backup the paper states, “In the absence of legislation or an existing mature minor doctrine, we recommend that courts adopt a narrow mature minor doctrine allowing capable minors to become vaccinated without parental consent.”
Dorit and her co-author’s vision goes further by having the potential future policy actively hide such interactions from parents.
Finally, we strongly recommend that the authorizing legislation require that minors’ preferences regarding confidentiality be respected, and in particular, that their vaccination status and medical contacts regarding vaccination not be disclosed to their parents without their consent.
What would this new utopia look like once parents are removed? Parental rights and choice would cease to exist within the context of vaccine decision making.
The information to make proper informed consent, already difficult for adults to obtain, would be limited, constrained and dumbed down further to cater to children with little to no concept of the risks, unsettled science and inconvenient truths surrounding vaccination.
Individual choice would morph into the medical coercion of minors who have little to no awareness of their family or their own personal history of vaccine reactions or contraindications to relay to the vaccine administrator.
The National Vaccine Information Center has submitted testimony8 in opposition to the active legislation in DC. Further movement regarding the proposed legislation is expected to be announced soon regarding its next hearing and actions.9
This article was reprinted with the author’s permission. It was originally published at JeffereyJaxen.com. Jefferey Jaxen is an independant journalist, writer, and researcher.
Note: This commentary provides referenced information and perspective on a topic related to vaccine science, policy, law or ethics being discussed in public forums and by U.S. lawmakers. The websites of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provide information and perspective of federal agencies responsible for vaccine research, development, regulation and policymaking.References:
1 MSNBC Host Melissa Harris Perry » All Your Kids Belong To The Community. YouTube Feb. 12, 2016.
2 Bill No. A06564. New York State Assembly.
3 B23-0171 – Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2019. Council of the District of Columbia.
4 Press Release. AMA adopts new policies on first day of voting at 2019 Annual Meeting. American Medical Association June 10, 2019.
5 RV Dorit Reiss on Criminal Laws for Vaccination in the U.S. YouTube July 16, 2017.
6 Dorit Reiss on Forced Vaccination. YouTube Aug. 11, 2017.
7 Weithorn LA, Rubestein Reiss D. RV Providing Adolescents with Independent and Confidential Access to Childhood Vaccines: A Proposal to Lower the Age of Consent. Connecticut Law Review Sept. 17, 2019; 52.
8 Richardson D. Letter on Minor Consent Bill B23-0171. National Vaccine Information Center July 2, 2019.
9 NVIC Advocacy Portal. National Vaccine Information Center.
This industry has morphed into a deeply criminal operation, or maybe it is just has become more obvious today than in the past. This is possibly the greatest battle the global community will face, the very real threat of forced vaccinations, all rights and medical freedoms removed by corrupted legislators drowning in pharmaceutical money.
Vaccines are the greatest medical fraud ever conceived, and everyone pushing these useless, highly dangerous products on our children, deserve a long time in a prison cell.
They have become so desperate, they are going into full censorship mode, and labeling the truth and facts about vaccines “misinformation”. Very recently, a high school in St Clair County, Michigan, school district stated that they had two POSSIBLE cases of chickenpox, and kicked 37 students unvaccinated for the chickenpox, out of school. They were not allowed to retrieve their belongings, or call for a ride home. They were basically thrown out on the street, in the most cruel and humiliating way possible. This is what we are facing, and now they are pushing to let minors consent to vaccines without their parents knowledge, or consent.
This industry is a clear and present danger to humanity, and is a very real danger to our constitutional, personal, and civil rights. Mandated vaccines are illegal, and violate The Nuremberg Code, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Constitution, and every personal and civil right that we have. The criminally irresponsible industry and government are a very grave threat to our health and freedoms. This is unacceptable in a supposedly free country.
I have heard cases where some children are being medically kidnapped, sometimes sex-trafficked, or brought back home dead. Our children are NOT their property to do with as they will. This is NOT a communist nation!
Wow, this is definetly taking it to the next level. How is any child under the age of 18 informed enough to make decisions for themselves. For chrimany sakes, children don’t make good decisions on a daily basis. And lets keep their decisions from the parents. That’s a good idea! I am so glad that my Son is an adult and that I don’t have to worry about this. It doesn’t make it any less important to me. I will continue to fight this insanity until it is no longer an issue. WE THE PEOPLE!!!
Add up the many issues threatening childrens and adult health. Pesticides, chemicals,
GMO’s, animal hormones, chemtrails, heavy metals, staged mass shootings, school
systems that stress test taking skills versus creativity, drugs to solve emotional and
physical problems, and vaccines. The real answer is to get back to simple and natural;
whole foods, natural remedies, and teaching children how to interact responsibly and
respectfully with each other and allow them to be the creative beings they are.
I view this as another facet of encroaching fascism in this country. I’ve seen this coming for decades.
People have to wake up and do their own research and investigation concerning the toxic and contaminated vaccines. It is the parents responsibility to thoroughly check out the dangers and repercussions of life long illnesses through vaccine induced damages.
The so-called “greater good” is for them not society. The “greater good” is another con job by the government and by the vaccine corporations not for you.
I don’t understand what’s wrong with these people seriously? This line of thinking is very nazi thinking. Parents are responsible for their children as they should be until they are 18 both financial and emotionally . Children need support until they are old enough to use information in a logical responsible way. Not the government or drs should have control over our children as they will be neither emotionally or financially there for our children nazi Germany thinking again.
Let’s call it by its true name: when kids do not belong to their parents or their families it’s called slavery…
So what happens when these children have an adverse reaction and the parents have no idea they even had shots. Who’s going to foot the bill for that, who’s going to be responsible now, insurance is already a joke. The poison is free but the after effects are not.
I suppose my question is, what are we going to do about this? It’s now taken on the quality of irrational mob-rule: stop those people or else we’re all going to die! It’s no different from the witch-hunts, only the superstitions are more sophisticated and are backed by something called “science,” yet there’s no such thing as a pure, apolitical science, even if here and there we have truly objective and honest scientists. Seeing through one’s own bias, however, is extremely difficult if we’ve lived with it for any time.
Where are we headed? Not down the path of reason and moderation, but toward Nazism. Here is what Hitler said in Mein Kampf:
“… It (the State) must proclaim the truth that the child is the most valuable possession a people can have. It must see to it that only those who are healthy shall beget children; that there is only one infamy, namely, for parents that are ill or show hereditary defects to bring children into the world and that in such cases it is a high honour to refrain from doing so. But, on the other hand, it must be considered as reprehensible conduct to refrain from giving healthy children to the nation. In this matter the State must assert itself as the trustee of a millennial future, in face of which the egotistic desires of the individual count for nothing and will have to give way before the ruling of the State…” http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200601.txt
Chilling, no? It’s not about the science: been there, done that. It’s about State control. It’s about curtailing individual conscience and decision-making in favor of the power of the State. The mob is so riled up that it says yes, yes, yes! Shades of Nazi Germany. So, what are we going to do about it?
Trump is just a distraction. What’s really going on is an expansion of State power right here in America, forget about Ukraine or Russia. After they can force out children to get vaccinated, what else will they decide must give way before the ruling of the State?
Maybe for the sake of our collective State we’ll all have to get computer chips implanted? Harmless, really, and those who stay in line have nothing to fear. We’ll figure out the reasons and whip up the crowd when the time comes, don’t worry about that. Reason stands little chance when you get the mob behind you– pharma has that one figured out.
And that, my friends, is why we fought two world wars.
Dr Susan Humphries video is very good information on what is happening with global vaccine policy.
I’m not anti-vaccine, I’m pro common sense.
It’s common sense to question why a Doctor would force vaccinating a child against an STD on the day of their birth when both parents are clean.
It’s common sense to disagree with the legality of my Doctor receiving bonuses based on the number of patients he vaccinates.
It’s common sense to question the integrity of a 60 billion dollar industry that successfully bought legislation that makes them free of all liability when they cause harm.
It’s common sense to be concerned when vaccine producers “donate” millions of dollars every year to the people who help determine the suggested vaccine schedule. (Academy of Pediatrics)
It’s common sense to question the integrity of a system where the former Director of the CDC is now Vice President for the largest vaccine producer in the world.
It’s common sense to “actually” read the pamphlets before vaccinating.
It’s common sense to weigh the risk verses benefit, like any other medication.
It’s common sense to find out for yourself the number of people that have been adversely affected by vaccines.
It’s common sense that it’s wrong to pay injured families only if they agree to be silent about their adverse reactions.
It’s common sense that the number of adverse reactions are flawed because most go unreported.
It’s common sense that when “risk of death” is listed as a side effect on a vaccine, for a disease that isn’t life threatening, it might not be worth giving to my healthy child.
It’s common sense to question western medicine when 60 years ago they encouraged pregnant women to smoke.
It’s common sense to question western medicine because of how long they knew cigarettes cause cancer, but remained silent due to the amount of money that was involved.
It’s common sense to be weary of everything when our country is the sickest it has ever been.
It’s common sense that most people aren’t willing to do the research, but I was, and I won’t stop the pursuit of a less corrupt medical system.
I’m not anti-vaccine, I’m pro common sense.
Well said!!! Thank you!!
Many people say “its all about the money,” and I say that yes, money, but its more than that. I think that all vaccinations, un-natural as they are, warp the immune system, adversely impact the child’s developing personality, and impair the child’s ability to become an independent, self sufficient and thoughtful individual. And perhaps that is part of the agenda, so it goes beyond reaping billions in profits. Its about reducing critical thinking and the ability to see through the propaganda that we are being constantly fed. Its about mind control, population reduction and population control. Working in conjunction with dental mercury, toxic fluoride wastes added into the water, and Roundup/ glyphosate in so much of our foods, it diminishes our health and our freedom. Of course, the vaccinations weaken our immune systems in a general way, so, ironically, they are the enemy of health. The CDC vaccine program, with its move toward coercion, is indeed the creeping hand of fascism, the iron fist; you are all correct about that.
They intend to drive a wedge between parent and child, the most sacred of all family relationships.
Tyrannical governments throughout history have done so, often successfully. Recall the story of Pavlik Morozov, a 13 year old in 1932 Soviet Union who turned in his father to the communists for being disloyal to the party or something like that.
Governments always want direct control over children. Kids offer no resistance. They have little judgmental faculties, little knowledge of history, biology, politics, little idea of money and power. They are like clay, they can be molded in any way one wants. When you get them that young, social control is a walk in the park. Hence the ever-increasing excuses for CPS to take kids away from their parents, to rip families apart from their social support systems so they all become dependent on the government for every need.
Leo, also consider the effect of widespread electromagnetic radiation (“Wifi”, “microwave”) in diminishing mental functioning and causing a host of diseases, as testified in tens of thousands of published (but suppressed by the big wireless industry) scientific studies.
This article, while terrifyingly informative, doesn’t address the “why”…. Why do they want to do this.?! Is it merely for the money? My guess is, probably. The money they make treating us for the disease they cause with their poison in the name of medicine
I was recently rummaging through my Eagle Forum newsletters from 1997 (I was editor and publisher) and found some treasures! These should help show how long ago all of this was in process. Enjoy!
“Parents give up their rights when they drop their children off at public school.” ~ Fe. Dis. judge Melina Harmon
“Each child belongs to the state.” ~ William H. Seawell, Prof. of education, Univ. of Virginia
“Intuitively I’m opposed to parental rights.” ~ Sen. Jack O’Connell, Santa Barbara
“There is no such thing as other people’s children.” ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton
“As a pediatrician, I like the legislation as it stands because it offers the opportunity to capture those young adults who can make informed decisions at technically any age.”
“Informed” decisions? Do they mean the children are “informed” by being lied to about vaccines their entire lives by their pediatricians, their teachers, and the media so they will believe that ALL vaccines are 100% effective and 100% safe? Is that what they mean by “informed?”
I expected the why would be addressed as well. For most parents and children the vaccine is the introduction to the modern healthcare system and helps to indoctrinate them into what most consider healthy living. Is it really a system that’s making us healthier? Those that benefit from this system would want to ensure they have customers for life. Everyone has a responsibility for their own health and should be permitted to make informed decisions regarding what goes in their body and those they are responsible for.
The larger picture, here is who authorized the D.C. Mayoral board to take the charge of the District’s children unto themselves? Yes, fight against this draconian bill, but also begin to make big noises about “ownership” of children. Or, if elected officials believe that they own the children then write up a bill authorizing The “original producer of the Resource child” to sue the official for damaging or stealing “the blueprint.”