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by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

As we have frequently reported here at Health Impact News, legislative efforts are underway in many states to remove parental choice for childhood vaccines, with new proposed bills removing religious and philosophical exemptions to childhood vaccines which are mandated as a requirement for school attendance. See:

The Fight Over Mandatory Vaccinations at the State Level – Update

In general, the public is opposed to removing parental consent to vaccines, and most bills seeking to remove parental authority have been met with stiff opposition and been defeated at the state level.

One bill that was successful, was SB277 which was passed in California in 2015 removing the religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccines.

Today, the only option parents in California have to get an exemption to vaccines as a requirement for school attendance, is to get their doctor to sign a medical exemption.

However, the pro-pharmaceutical lobby in California has not been satisfied with the results of SB277, and are now going after doctors who write medical exemptions for vaccines. See:

Senator-Doctor Wants California to Eliminate Doctor’s Medical Exemptions to Vaccines

While a lawsuit against the California State Medical Board for illegally targeting medical doctors who write legitimate medical exemptions to vaccines for their patients makes its way through the legal process, most doctors in California now fear writing medical exemptions to vaccines as they would risk losing their license to practice medicine in California.

Parents who now want to protect their children from the dangers of the CDC vaccine schedule, either by refusing certain vaccines or following a different vaccine schedule, are left with almost no options.

As a result, many parents are choosing to homeschool their children to escape the mandatory vaccine mandates.

Pro-Pharma Lobby Now Wants to go Into Homes and Check Medical Records of Homeschool Children


It should come as no surprise, therefore, that the vaccine extremists, who believe that ALL vaccines are safe for ALL children ALL the time, by force if necessary, are now targeting homeschool children.

Several states are proposing new laws that would require homeschool families to allow government-represented medical professionals to come into their homes to approve them as home schools, including checking the children’s medical records to ensure they are following the CDC vaccine schedule.

We reported earlier this year that Oregon Governor Kate Brown has submitted a 2-year budget proposal to the Oregon state legislature that would require “universal home visits for new parents.” See:

Oregon to Become First State to Mandate Universal Home Visits of All Families with Newborn Children

Patrick Allen, the director of the Oregon Health Authority, made this comment about the Governor’s proposal:

When the program is complete, every new parent — this includes adoptions — would receive a series of two or three visits by someone like a nurse or other health care practitioner.

The visits could include basic health screenings for babies; hooking parents up with primary care physicians; linking them to other services; and coordinating the myriad childhood immunizations that babies need. (Emphasis added.)

We haven’t seen a bill presented to the Oregon State Legislature yet, so hopefully our report, as well as others, placed enough pressure on the Oregon State government to abandon such a mandate.

Iowa and Illinois Families Take Notice!

Two other states are now considering new bills aimed at getting access to children at home with their families.

In IowaHF 272, sponsored by State Representative Mary Mascher, would require families to submit proof of their child’s required immunizations, and require health and wellness checks of families who engage in independent private instruction or private instruction.

Shane Vander Hart of Caffeinated Thoughts reports:

The bill reads, “The board of directors of a school district shall conduct quarterly home visits to check on the health and safety of children located within the district who are receiving independent private instruction or private instruction.”

The bill also states that these home visits “shall take place in the child’s residence with the consent of the parent, guardian, or legal custodian and an interview or observation of the child may be conducted.”

If parents do not provide consent then the school district “the juvenile court or district court upon a showing of probable cause may authorize the person making the home visit to enter the home and interview or observe the child.”

This bill essentially puts homeschooling families on the level of parents who have been accused or have had a finding of child abuse or neglect. (Full Article.)

In Illinois, House Bill 3560 has been introduced which:

Provides that, after a home-schooling registration form is submitted, the State Board of Education must request a Child Protective Service Unit of the Department of Children and Family Services to investigate the home in which the home schooling will occur to ensure there is no suspected child abuse or neglect in the home.

Provides that after the investigation by the Child Protective Service Unit is complete, the State Board must notify the school district in which the home is located that the child is being home-schooled.

As we have reported over the years at our website, Child Protective Services (CPS) routinely abuses parental rights by kidnapping their children, and the vast majority of the time they remove children from their homes based on the broad category of “neglect,” not abuse, and they get to define “neglect” which includes refusing medical advice or seeking a second opinion from a different doctor.

We have reported many family stories on where the State removed children from their homes based on false allegations, but by the time the family succeeded in Family Court to get their children back home, the children had been fully vaccinated, against their wishes, while being placed in Foster Care.

The 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

Any state law mandating home visits should be vigorously opposed, by both legislators as well as the public, on the grounds of violating the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Cornell Law School states:

The Fourth Amendment originally enforced the notion that “each man’s home is his castle”, secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of property by the government. It protects against arbitrary arrests, and is the basis of the law regarding search warrants, stop-and-frisk, safety inspections, wiretaps, and other forms of surveillance, as well as being central to many other criminal law topics and to privacy law.

The 4th Amendment:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

If you know of any other states proposing mandatory home visits, please contact us at Health Impact News so we can warn the public.

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