Originally published July 2 2015
Wave of medical refugees to flee California as SB 277 transforms state into autism capital of America
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) California just went from being one of the freest states in the nation to one of the most oppressive, at least from the perspective of medical freedom. Following its rapid passage through the state legislature, Senate Bill 277 to eliminate personal vaccine exemptions has officially been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, a move that's prompted many parents to begin looking for refuge in nearby states where vaccination exemptions are still legally recognized.
In an about-face from his earlier position in support of both personal and religious vaccine exemptions, Gov. Brown sided with the jab pushers this time, parroting ad nausem the mindless rhetoric of the bill's authors, Senators Dr. Richard Pan (Sacramento) and Ben Allen (Santa Monica), who both believe that children should be forcibly vaccinated in accordance with the official government vaccine schedule.
Claiming that the legislation is necessary to support "science," the bill's supporters are hailing its passage as a boon for public health. But the opposition, many of whom have witnessed first-hand the damage caused by vaccines, are furious about this monumental affront to health freedom. Many parents are pulling their children out of school rather than vaccinating them, and some are even threatening to move out of the state.
"No way is anyone injecting something into either of my children without my consent," stated Elaine Shtein, a parent from San Jose whose five-year-old son was diagnosed with autism shortly after being vaccinated as a baby, to the San Jose Mercury News back in April.
California parents challenge draconian bill with referenda and lawsuits Autism risk is one of the major concerns surrounding forced vaccinations, and rightfully so as the autism rate has skyrocketed right alongside the ever-expanding government vaccination schedule. Countless parents have had to watch their children's lives unravel immediately following childhood vaccinations, and rather than have their voices heard and their rights recognized, these same parents are now having to watch as the few remaining vestiges of medical protection are stripped from the books.
The advocacy group A Voice For Choice is already planning to file a referendum to have SB 277 barred from enactment. Various other entities have also begun filing lawsuits against the state of California for violating parental rights and freedom of medical choice.
"We are going to have a referendum to ask the public to put a hold on the law," stated Palo Alto resident Christina Hildebrand, president and co-founder of A Voice For Choice, to ContraCostaTimes.com. Neither of Hildebrand's two children are vaccinated. "We will continue to fight this -- we are not going away."
More than the risks involved with vaccinations is the precedent SB 277 sets for the state to hold higher authority over children than the children's own parents. Under the new law, only state-sanctioned doctors will have discretion to deny vaccines for a child, and only under certain circumstances -- parents will have little or no say in this important decision-making process.
"For me this is not a debate about the merits of vaccines, the harm vaccines may cause in a subset of vulnerable children, or whether or not the current CDC schedule is really in the best interests of our children's health. It is a debate about freedom and parental choice," stated Dr. Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., during a recent testimony before Oregon's Senate Committee on Health Care.
Dr. Margulis' testimony helped defeat a similar bill in Oregon, Senate Bill 442, which would have placed similar exemption restrictions on Oregon parents.
To learn more about Dr. Richard Pan and his involvement in mandating vaccination for all California schoolchildren, visit TruthWiki.org.
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