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US Vaccine Exemptions Remain Secure in 2018

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  • In Minnesota, two bills that tried to eliminate conscientious vaccine exemptions (SF 3977 and HF 4406) failed to secure even a single hearing.
  • The same thing happened in Oklahoma, where a bill (SB 1123) that would have eliminated all exemptions to vaccination except for limited medical reasons, along with a resolution (SJR 57), which would have placed the elimination of all non-medical exemptions on the next general election ballot, were both rejected.   
  • Minnesota HF 96 and SF 143 would have required parents to get a physician to sign off on the conscientious belief exemption and would have replaced the language “conscientious belief” with “personal belief,” but both of these bills died.
  • Government health officials do not like vaccine exemption language that includes the words “religious” or “conscientious” because freedom of religion and freedom of conscience are defined as human rights. 

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NVIC’s 2018 Annual Report on U.S. State Vaccine Legislation: Breakdown, Trends and Predictions

By NVIC Advocacy Team and Dr. Joseph Mercola at Mercola.com

Protection of the human right to exercise informed consent to vaccination continues to be a topic that is of great concern for many people in America. In a 2018 Annual Report on U.S. State Vaccine Legislation, the non-profit charity National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) reports that during this year’s legislative session, no state eliminated or restricted existing medical, religious and conscientious or philosophical exemptions for daycare or school attendance.

This is the third year in a row that state legislatures have rejected the efforts of vaccine industry lobbyists to persuade more state governments to do what California did in 2015 and eliminate the legal right of citizens to exercise freedom of thought, conscience and informed consent when making vaccine decisions for themselves and their children.

Working to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education since 1982, NVIC is the largest and oldest U.S. charity disseminating information about diseases, vaccines and informed consent to vaccination. NVIC provides well-referenced, accurate information to the public about vaccination and health but does not make vaccine use recommendations. In 2010, NVIC launched the NVIC Advocacy Portal (NVICAP), a free online vaccine choice advocacy network, for the purpose of securing and defending informed consent protections in state vaccine policies and laws. More

CA SB277 on vaccines moves toward disastrous passage

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By Jon Rappoport
April 29, 2015
http://www.nomorefakenews.com

California Senate Bill 277 has passed through the Judiciary Committee, and needs another Committee’s rubber stamp before it arrives on the Senate floor for debate—and what looks like a ride into law.

Governor Brown will sign the Bill. Brown has become a standard fool. He’s worn out. Whatever interesting ideas he may have entertained in his former “moonbeam” incarnation are gone in the wind.

Bill277 eliminates the personal belief and religious exemptions from vaccination. It also states that children cannot attend public or private school unless they are vaccinated according to the State’s schedule.

Medical exemptions are still allowed, but these won’t be easy to come by, because physicians who grant them will be scrutinized and harassed.

In Committee, before the vote, the Bill was changed to offer two compromises. Personal belief exemptions will be permitted for all future vaccines, beyond the current 10 mandated shots. And children who are now in school will be allowed to forego vaccination (with some limitations).

Eventually, in years to come, you can expect these two “gifts” to be rescinded.

All in all, personal freedom and choice are gone.

Vaccine manufacturers are popping the champagne corks.

For those California parents who are looking for a way out, there is home-schooling. But you can be sure that, at some point up the road, those children will be falsely blamed for “an outbreak,” and pressure will build to force them to take shots.

This Bill is going to become law, unless there is huge uprising of parents between now and the final legislative vote.

Seen in a larger context, the Bill is one element in a thousand-element program that standardly proclaims: if you want security and protection, you must give up your freedom.

Of course, as I’ve pointed out before, this program always overstates the threat from which one needs protection. In fact, quite often, the same agents of the State who offer that protection manufactured the threat in the first place.

In the case of vaccines, the preposterous notion that vaccinated children (who are purported to be immune) need shielding from unvaccinated children is a contradiction on its face.

So is the idea that children who live in poverty, lack nutritious food, and consequently function on grossly weakened immune systems can gain substitute-protection via vaccines. The reverse is true: vaccinations attack their already-compromised level of health.

In any event, parents seeking their own information about vaccines becomes a useless fantasy under this new California Bill. Everything is decided for them by the State.

In case you want to place all the blame on Big Pharma and its undue influence, keep in mind that government is where the buck is supposed to stop. This is the place where officials can say no if they want to.

Letting them off the hook as helpless victims of corporate power is absurd. They aren’t helpless. They go to the slaughter willingly. Sometimes, with deeper pockets.

Vaccination=protection is the equation that has been shoved down the throats of the population. And to back it up, we have the ever-popular, “This is science. Only crazy people oppose science.”

Ever since 9/11, protection has risen as the most important government theme: “Let us protect you, let us do our jobs, keep your mouths shut and everything will turn out well.”

People buy it. Their minds are vacuums, and they need something to fill it. Might as well be “protection.” Seems important. Seems right.

Seems like the sort of thing a parent is supposed to provide.

“Yes, I remember as a child that Daddy told me (or I wish he had) that everything would be all right. When the government tells me that now, it feels good.”

So does an endless supply of tranquilizers. Until it doesn’t.

Until the brain turns to mush.

Jon Rappoport
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at http://www.nomorefakenews.com

We need to ALL stand together to protect Vaccine Exemption Rights now!

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This is a Human Right!

Parents are the rightful decision-makers for their children’s healthcare. Please join us in protecting the fundamental right to decline or modify vaccines or other injections or treatments recommended by government for children.

Mass vaccination policies are made at the state level – where your action to protect your rights is urgently needed! Click On Your State Below NOW to defend the right to make informed, voluntary decisions about vaccinations. Join Washington, Oregon and Maryland in successfully convincing legislators to stop bills that would restrict the legal right to make voluntary choices about vaccinations. Click on Your State Below NOW to tell your legislators that the right and responsibility for making medical intervention decisions for preventative care for your family belongs to you!

Click on Your State to OPPOSE These Bills that would take away your rights:
California – Hearing 4/28
Connecticut
Illinois

Maine
Minnesota

North Carolina
New Jersey SB 1147

New Jersey AB 1931
Pennsylvania
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Texas
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California SB 277, eliminating personal belief exemptions to vaccinations, will be heard in the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. in Room 112. SB 277 was amended and passed out of the Education Committee on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 on a vote of 7y:2n. The Education Committee heard SB 277 on April 15 but it postponed voting on the bill until April 22 to give Senator Pan more time to address several Senators’ unresolved concerns. The amended bill now excepts pupils in a home-based private school and students enrolled in an independent study pursuant to specified law from the prohibition described in SB277. SB 277 passed the Senate Health Committee, 6y:2n, on April 8. Read the bill and check its status here. Take Action Here.

Connecticut HB 6949, restricting religious exemptions to vaccination, was substituted in the Joint Committee on Public Health on March 18th. The current version of the bill still requires exemptions to be notarized, but the section requiring education has been removed. Read the current bill here. Take Action Here.

Illinois SB 1410, originally severely restricting religious exemptions to vaccination, was amended on the Senate Floor and was passed out of the Senate, 42y:14n, on April 23. The Senate floor amendment makes it clear that the bill does not give a health care provider grounds to determine a religious exemption but the bill still is mandating health care provider visits and education before using the exemption; read the floor amendment here. After the Senate Public Health Committee passed the bill on April 14, 2015 (6 yeas; 3 nays), the bill received its 2nd and 3rd readings. Now SB 1410 will head to the IL House. Read the senate bill here. Take Action Here.

HB 2560, now different from SB1410, would restrict the religious exemption to vaccination in IL by requiring parents present to the school authority a signed certificate detailing their grounds for objection to the immunization. The grounds for objection must set forth the specific belief that conflicts with the immunization. The certificate must also be signed by the health care provider and submitted every year. Philosophical and moral reluctance are not sufficient for an exemption. The local school authority would decide if the content of the certificate of religious exemption constitutes a valid religious exemption.

Maine LD 606 would eliminate personal belief exemptions to vaccination and was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee on 3/3/2015. Current law allows exemptions because of a person’s philosophical beliefs from immunization requirements for students in elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary schools and employees of nursery schools and health care facilities. This bill would remove those exemptions. The bill also directs the Department of Health and Human Services to remove any immunization exemptions because of philosophical beliefs from its rules. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Ralph Tucker. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

Minnesota SB 380/HB 393 would eliminate the conscientious belief exemption and replace it with a restricted personal belief exemption. SF 380 passed the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee, as amended, on March 18 and was read a 2nd time on March 23, 2015. SF 380 is currently on general orders in the Senate and could be voted on any day. H.B.393/S.B 380 would require a person to obtain a statement from a physician that provides immunizations verifying that the physician has reviewed with the parent or guardian, or the child if emancipated, information about the risks and benefits of the vaccines that is consistent with information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

New Jersey SB 1147, restricting religious exemptions to vaccinations, is still awaiting a Senate floor vote after passing out of committee on March 9. Both legislative chambers are currently on a budget break and so the earliest the Senate could vote on SB 1147 is May 18; the Assembly’s next voting session is on May 14. Continue to contact your NJ State Senator and ask them to VOTE NO or ABSTAIN on S1147. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

New Jersey AB 1931, restricting religious exemptions to vaccinations, passed the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, 9y:1n, on March 16 and is awaiting a full Assembly vote. Both legislative chambers are currently on a budget break and so the earliest the Assembly could vote on AB 1931 is May 14; the Senate’s next voting session is on May 18. AB 1931 requires a written statement “explaining how the administration of the vaccine conflicts with the bona fide religious tenets or practices of the student, or the parent or guardian.” As such it requires parents to explain and ultimately justify their deeply held personal and private religious beliefs to the government. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

North Carolina SB 346, eliminating the religious exemption to vaccination, died on April 2! Congratulations North Carolina! The new law would have added new mandates for school children in NC. If this passed children would have been required to receive hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rotavirus, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis, red measles (rubeola) and rubella.(rubeola), rubella, mumps, pneumococcal, influenza, varicella and meningitis vaccines, in addition to any other virus, disease, or condition against which the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends. Current requirements do not include Hepatitis A, rotavirus, pneumococcal, flu or meningitis vaccines. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

Pennsylvania HB 883, a bill to eliminate philosophical belief exemptions from vaccination requirements, was referred to the House Committee on Health on 4/6/2015. The current exemption law in PA includes an exemption for “on the basis of a strong moral or ethical conviction” in addition to religious beliefs. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

Rhode Island SB 381 would eliminate religious exemptions to vaccination requirements. A hearing was held on SB 381 on 3/26/15 by the Senate Health and Human Services. The current status of the bill is that it is being held in committee for further study. Continue to contact members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and your own State Senator and ask them to oppose SB 381. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

Texas HB 2006, a bill that would repeal conscientious and religious exemptions to vaccinations, was referred to the Public Health Committee on March 11. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

Vermont HB 98 would eliminate philosophical belief exemptions to vaccination. On April 22, the Vermont Senate approved an amendment on HB 98 to remove the philosophical exemption to vaccination 18y:11n and then passed the bill out of the Senate on Third Reading by vocal majority (no roll call taken). Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

Additional bills relating to vaccination exemptions and immunization registries for you to support and oppose can be found at NVIC.org, here.

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