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California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.
It would give California one of the nation's strictest vaccine laws by striking the state's personal belief exemption. Only children with serious health issues would be allowed to opt out of mandatory vaccine schedules. Unvaccinated children would need to be homeschooled. If the bill becomes law, California would join Mississippi and West Virginia as the only states with such strict requirements.
If I were on the fence about Home School for Jared, this would seal the deal for me. Having a son who was injured by vaccines and now suffers the damages that they caused him for life, I would sooner gauge out my own eyes then to put another vaccine into his body. And yes, I have medical doctors who have already given me a waiver due to his injury by vaccines, but as a parent, I should be able to make an informed and educated decision as to what is best for my child. Not some Government Bureaucrat who knows nothing about my child's medical history. If the Governor signs this into law, Californians can kiss their parental rights goodbye as this will be just one of many in a long line of rights that they will happily assume for you and it will indeed clear the way for any objections on lessor issues. I mean if they can FORCE you to put a substance in your child's body against your will, what can't they force on you?
originally posted by: BlueJacket
Go Aunt Linette!
This line of thinking IE.. forced vaccination is beyond the pale. Free country my arse.
Your aunt and cousin are prime examples of the truth behind vaccines.
Frankly non vaxxed are more at risk BECAUSE of the viral shedding of everyone else in school receiving vaccinations.
this country has been taken over by international business interests.
originally posted by: jonnywhite
I don't like it, but neither do I think this means it's necessarily bad. Maybe it's actually good? On the other hand, I have an innate distrust of big business or big pharama or big government or anything big. I love science, but again, I even distrust that, despite all of the mass amounts of research backing it. Science, more than anything else, has my trust!
In this instance, they're prohibiting choice. Doesn't mean they'll up and take away every other choice we have. Things don't always become a slippery slope to oblivion. But I do understand the general feeling that once someone takes something away from you, it painfully reminds you they can possibly do it again. I'm also reminded it's hard to lose our rights, but once they're lost it's even harder to get them back. I guess you just adapt?
"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine." -Marcia Angell, MD ("Drug Companies and Doctors: A story of Corruption." NY Review of Books, Jan. 15, 2009.)
Jeanne Lenzer. British Medical Journal, June 7, 2012 (BMJ 2012:344:e3989).
Lenzer refers to a report by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices: "It calculated that in 2011 prescription drugs were associated with two to four million people in the US experiencing 'serious, disabling, or fatal injuries, including 128,000 deaths.'"
The report called this "one of the most significant perils to humans resulting from human activity."
originally posted by: VoidHawk
When a country goes to war do they put all their eggs in one basket? NO THEY DO NOT because one mistake could cost them the war.
By making vaccination mandatory they are putting all the eggs in one basket, and then what happens a few years down the line when they discover that vaccine technology wasn't fully understood, and now THE WHOLE DAMNED COUNTRY IS GONNA DIE!
originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
LOL. 100k die from legal prescribed pharmaceuticals every year in the US alone. 1M/decade. In some circles, that would be considered a holocaust. For Dr's, it's considered winning.