Stopped Forced Vaccinations in California

Sen. Richard Pan, the sponsor of SB 277 which removed all non-medical exemptions to vaccination, has introduced a new bill, SB 18. 

We think his new bill, falsely disguised as an uncontroversial “Children’s Bill of Rights,” is simply a stepping stone to get what he and the vaccine manufacturers wanted all along—mandatory vaccination for all children.

If a child has a right to basic medical care, this could very well be interpreted to include vaccinations. If the parents of a homeschooled child decide to delay vaccination, or to skip certain shots, the state could argue that the parents are withholding necessary medical treatment and force vaccination on the child.
 
There are few legal protections for parents in these scenarios. Adults can refuse certain medical treatments for themselves for whatever reason, but with children it’s a whole different ballgame. To refuse what the state deems a necessary medical treatment is grounds for removing the child from the custody of the parents—and turning him or her over to the state.

The zeal of Sen. Pan to impose a vaccine regime on unwilling Californians must be checked. It is shameful (and ironic) to use a “Children’s Bill of Rights” as a vehicle to stamp out the last remaining rights of parents to refuse vaccination for their children. What else will the California government determine is best for children, whether parents agree or not? This is an incredibly slippery slope.

Write to your senator and tell him or her to OPPOSE SB 18!

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Please oppose SB 18

Dear [Decision Maker],

I was discouraged to learn that yet another bill has been introduced in California that threatened to curtail parental rights. SB 18, the so-called "Children's Bill of Rights," could be abused in all sorts of ways.

If a child has a right to basic medical care, this could very well be interpreted to include vaccinations. If the parents of a homeschooled child decide to delay vaccination, or to skip certain shots, the state could argue that the parents are withholding necessary medical treatment and force vaccination on the child.

It is shameful (and ironic) to use a "Children's Bill of Rights" as a vehicle to stamp out the last remaining rights of parents to refuse vaccination for their children. What else will the California government determine is best for children, whether parents agree or not? This is an incredibly slippery slope.

As your constituent, I urge you to OPPOSE SB 18.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]