NVIC: New CA Vaccine Law “Violation of Parental Informed Consent Rights and Federal Law”
Despite the efforts of vaccine safety advocates around the nation, California Governor Jerry Brown gave in to pressure from the powerful pharmaceutical industry and signed bill AB499 into law, making it legal for children as young as twelve to be vaccinated without the knowledge or consent of their parents. In other words, it would be legal for a doctor to inject your child with the Gardasil HPV vaccine, which is linked to a number of adverse medical effects, or the hepatitis B vaccine, which contains aluminum, a known toxic substance, without your informed consent.
This law infringes on the rights of parents everywhere to make medical decisions in their child’s best interests, based on the information they have. All vaccines can have side effects; parents have a right to determine whether vaccine benefits outweigh those risks, or vice versa. It should never be the purvey of the state to make these decisions for us. As NVIC co-founder and president, Barbara Loe Fisher, said, “The law, which Governor Brown must take personal responsibility for enacting, is a violation of parental rights and federal vaccine safety law… He has done what a lot of powerful people are doing today in America, which is making it easy for big corporations and trade organizations, including doctors and drug companies protected from vaccine injury lawsuits, to exploit ordinary people to increase influence and profits. This law will put the lives of minor children too young to make medical decisions at risk. California parents, who will not be informed before their minor children are given vaccines, will be the ones left to deal with the consequences legally and financially if their child becomes vaccine injured.”
Click through here to read their full press release. It is truly a sad day for America when corporate profit interest outweighs human rights.