Actor Rob Schneider's Statements on California's SB277 mandatory vaccination law: "The most basic of all human rights is the ability to have control over your own body and be able to exercise informed consent when making medical decisions that can harm you or your child. There is a concerted effort by the pharmaceutical industry, medical trade groups and their lobbyists and our paid elected representatives in state and federal government to persuade legislators to abolish rights that individuals and parents have in making informed choices about what is best for their health and their children's health."
Every summer, Americans celebrate the 4th of July to mark the day in 1776 when the American colonies agreed they would no longer be ruled by an aristocracy. The Declaration of Independence begins with, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” That Declaration was a rejection of oppression by a ruling aristocracy and the pledge that this country would uphold the unalienable natural right to life and liberty that belongs to every person. 240 years later, we find ourselves again fighting for freedom from oppression because we have allowed the rise of a new ruling aristocracy, an elitist class of privileged citizens who want the legal right to judge, shame, segregate, discriminate against and punish fellow citizens who do not share their beliefs. Nowhere is this truth more self evident than in the oppressive implementation of one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination laws that fail to respect biodiversity or human rights and crush citizen opposition, in violation of the informed consent ethic and freedom of thought, speech, conscience and religious belief. When a ruling aristocracy uses the heel of the boot of the State to create fear and oppress average citizens for their beliefs, there is no other word for it but tyranny. The appropriation of unaccountable authority by medical trade and the militarization of public health in the 21st century should be of concern to every person who values life and liberty.
We are requesting your immediate communication with your state legislators to OPPOSE an unprecedented attack on religious rights, parental rights and health freedom in Hawaii. Seven bills have been introduced in Hawaii, including a mandatory Gardasil vaccine for 7th graders, that combined could turn Hawaii into America’s only FORCED vaccination state. "The big news here is that Hawaii is about to become the first state to have a de facto vaccine mandate by the federal government for all citizens, whether children or adults." Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder and President, National Vaccine Information Center.
Dr. Michelle Davis has become the latest extremist pro-vaccine doctor to propose removing parental choice regarding vaccines, by eliminating the philosophical and religious exemptions currently in place by law in the State of Michigan. As we have previously reported here at Health Impact News, most of the nations doctors do NOT hold the extremist pro-vaccine view that ALL vaccines are safe ALL the time for EVERYONE and should be given to ALL children, by force if necessary. This is an extremist position, and most physicians, whether in the "pro-vaccine" or "anti-vaccine" camp fall far short of this position. Attempts by the pharmaceutical lobby to pass legislation that takes away these parent choices have failed in every state so far, except California. In California, SB277 was passed in spite of massive opposition by both parents and doctors due to a strong pharmaceutical lobby and massive funding in that state. Will the parents of Michigan and other non-extremist medical professionals allow Michelle Davis to force her extremist views on the rest of the State of Michigan?
SB 277, signed into law on June 29, 2015, denies parents in California the legal right to file a personal belief exemption to vaccination for religious and conscientious so their children can attend school. Drug companies donated more than $2 million to the California lawmakers who decided to gut the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking and the civil right to a school education. Since 1988, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has adjudicated more than 14,000 petitions for vaccine injury and death; $3.2 billion has been paid to 4,150 claimants; the remaining cases were dismissed.