Opinion | Numerous bills have been introduced in state legislatures throughout the United States that seek to preserve parental rights with regard to vaccination. States that have proposed legislation to ensure that parents have the information they need to give informed consent to vaccination include Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Rhode […]
In response to more than 150 cases of measles identified in Rockland County since October 2018, on Mar. 26, 2019 Rockland County Executive Ed Day declared a 30-day public health emergency and banned healthy unvaccinated children under age 18 from entering schools and other public spaces.1 A retired NYPD policeman,2 Day warned that if unvaccinated […]
Story Highlights A new bill (SB 526) has been introduced in the Oregon legislature directing the Oregon Health Authority to study and recommend legislation for a nurse home visiting program that offers up to three home visits by a licensed health care provider for parents and families with newborns. The Governor of Oregon plans to […]
Arizona State Senator Paul Boyer has introduced Senate Bill 1115 in the Arizona State Senate requiring health care professionals to provide a full list of vaccine ingredients and side effects to adults and parents of minor children prior to administration of any vaccine.1 2 Sen. Boyer, who says he does not oppose vaccinations, believes that […]
New York to Require Flu Shots for Preschoolers, California Moves to Eliminate Vaccine Exemptions for the Poor
Recent events again highlight the need for Americans to stand up for their right to know, and freedom to choose, when it comes to medical risk taking. The New York Court of Appeals not only has given the nod of approval to New York City’s health department requirement that all preschoolers must get annual flu […]
My name is Ian Rupert. I am a 17 year old high school student. Thank you for letting me give my testimony against HB559. I would like to talk about harassment towards my family and me because of our views about vaccination. I would also like to discuss what the future will be like for me and my family and me because of our views about vaccination.
In January 2017, State Representative Lynn Morris introduced HB 331 in the Missouri House of Representatives prohibiting vaccines containing mercury or other metals used for preservation or any other purpose from being administered to a child or adult in a public health clinic in Missouri. If passed, the legislation would take effect on Aug. 28, 2018. A second bill, HB 332…
Although specific child welfare guidelines vary from state to state, medical neglect of a child is generally accepted as legitimate grounds for family intervention by government officials working for Child Protective Services (CPS) and may lead to parents losing custody of their minor child and/or losing the legal right to make health care decisions on behalf of their child.
Your right to vaccine exemptions is under attack in many states, from Texas to California, with lawmakers increasingly pushing for mandatory vaccination in the name of public health. The issue came to a head in 2015, when a measles outbreak that started at Disneyland ignited near hysteria about the number of unvaccinated…
We often hear about immunocompromised children as the primary reason new mandatory vaccination laws have become necessary. Certain legislators and media are pushing the idea that every single child needs to be fully vaccinated with 34 doses by Kindergarten to protect the very small group who can’t vaccinate. But do you know who we don’t hear the government, media, or those same…