Pennsylvania Bill Would Prevent Doctors from Refusing to Treat Unvaccinated Patients

Pennsylvania Bill Would Prevent Doctors from Refusing to Treat Unvaccinated Patients

Legislation proposed in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly would prevent doctors and health care facilities from discriminating against unvaccinated patients. Doctors would be required to treat unvaccinated families in their practice, limit tactics used to place pressure on patients to use vaccines and prevent medical staff from requiring parents or guardians to sign a liability waiver if […]

New York Bill Would Strip Parental Consent for Vaccinating Children

New York Bill Would Strip Parental Consent for Vaccinating Children

Story Highlights Informed consent to medical treatment is a foundation of ethical medical practice today, giving adult patients and parents of minor children the right to make voluntary decisions based on full disclosure of the benefits and risks involved in a proposed medical intervention. Historically, medical intervention for children (usually defined as those under age […]

Government Should Not Force Parents to Vaccinate Children Says Kentucky Governor

Government Should Not Force Parents to Vaccinate Children Says Kentucky Governor

In a recent interview, Kentucky’s Governor Matt Bevin said that he supports parents who decide to vaccinate their children but also supports the right of parents to opt against vaccinating their children. He said he believes that such a decision should be left up to parents and not the government.1 2 “This is America. The […]

The Case Against Mandatory Vaccination

The Case Against Mandatory Vaccination

Public policy in our country and state today is being driven by many dangerous elements and forces. Of substantial concern are policies, agendas and legislation being driven by claims of crises, which do not exist and are unsupported by reality, fact or science. It is dangerous when these claims are driven by the politics of […]

Sen. Rand Paul Favors Liberty Over Vaccine Mandates

Sen. Rand Paul Favors Liberty Over Vaccine Mandates

U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky expressed his opposition to government mandates forcing people to vaccinate themselves and their children. At a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Mar. 5, 2019, he was the only Senator or invited witness at the hearing who made a statement urging caution about the […]

Parents Should Not Be Forced to Vaccinate Children at ‘Point of a Gun’ Says Colorado Governor

Parents Should Not Be Forced to Vaccinate Children at ‘Point of a Gun’ Says Colorado Governor

In an interview with Hill.TV on Feb. 26, 2019 regarding vaccination policy, Colorado’s Governor Jared Polis stated that, while he believes people should get vaccinated, he does not support government efforts to force parents to vaccinate their children. “It’s important that parents vaccinate their children, but you can’t do that at the point of a […]

Five Vaccines Added to DoD’s “Standing Orders” Program

Five Vaccines Added to DoD’s “Standing Orders” Program

Story Highlights Standing orders authorize non-physician health professionals (NPHP) to provide patient care following protocols often based on national clinical guidelines, including administering federally recommended vaccines without a physician’s pre-screening examination prior to vaccination. Civilians and military personnel are subject to vaccination standing orders in settings such as hospitals and in-patient/outpatient medical facilities, pharmacies, workplaces, […]

Children Given Flu Shots in School Classrooms

Children Given Flu Shots in School Classrooms

Story Highlights School districts have partnered with a for-profit corporation, CareDox/Healthy Schools, to provide students with free influenza vaccinations in classrooms during school hours. CareDox plans to collaborate with schools, families and health care providers to provide low cost health care in schools across the country. Important questions are being raised about informed consent, medical […]

Pediatricians Turn Well Baby Checkups Into Vaccine Battlegrounds

Pediatricians Turn Well Baby Checkups Into Vaccine Battlegrounds

I remember when I took my first-born baby to the pediatrician for his first checkup 40 years ago. Like most young Moms, I looked up to my pediatrician and completely trusted him. I did everything he told me to do, never questioning his expertise or doubting him, believing that he would never recommend or do […]

Dr. Sears Emerges With Full License to Practice, No Admission of Wrongdoing

Dr. Sears Emerges With Full License to Practice, No Admission of Wrongdoing

Bob Sears, MD faced down the Medical Board of California (MBC) and has come through with his license to practice fully intact. There was no admission of wrongdoing by Dr. Sears, the case never went to trial and hence there was no hearing. The end result of an investigation spanning several years yielded a record-keeping […]

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