(NaturalNews) After months of quietly making its way through both the California House of Representatives and the Senate, Assembly Bill 499 (AB 499) has now officially been signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill allows for children as young as 12 to be vaccinated against sexually transmitted diseases like Hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) without parental knowledge or consent.
The bill amends current California state law which previously required that minors obtain parental consent before receiving school vaccinations. Now, children as young as 12 will be permitted to decide for themselves, presumably with a little extra prodding and manipulation by school officials, whether or not to opt for controversial and dangerous vaccines like Merck & Co.'s cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil (http://www.naturalnews.com/Gardasil.html).
Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), who sponsored the anti-parent bill, just so happens to have received a generous campaign donation from Merck prior to endorsing it -- and she later lied about this fact when confronted about it (http://maplight.org/california/legislator/13...).
According to CalWatchdog, a California-based government accountability group, 25 of the California senators and assemblymen that voted in favor of the bill also received campaign contributions from Merck that collectively totaled nearly $40,000 (http://www.calwatchdog.com/2011/09/06/merck-...).
In passing this bill, Gov. Brown, Asw. Toni Atkins and the rest of the cronies in California government that supported AB 499 have officially signed away the health freedom of parents and their children for drug money. And parents of school children will now have to actively warn their children not to accept any vaccinations, no matter what their teachers or school nurses say about them, or pull their children out of public school altogether.
A few weeks ago, NaturalNews petitioned its readers to call, write, and fax Gov. Brown's office to urge him not to sign AB 499 in to law. Though he ended up signing it anyway, we are once again urging readers to bombard his office with opposition to the bill, which is a flagrant affront to parental rights.
Not only does AB 499 put millions of California children at risk from dangerous vaccines, but it also restricts parental access to the full medical records of their own children. Based on the bill's provisions, parents will only be allowed to access portions of their children's medical records once they reach 12 years of age.