Hey, California parents… Have you considered homeschool yet?
You might want to right about now.
The California Senate just advanced a bill yesterday that would end a parent’s right to choose what is shot into his or her child for philosophical reasons, once again effectively telling the entire state their supposed political representatives do not represent the will of the people but the will of corporations.
The only option left for parents to refuse vaccinations for their public school children will be to receive a medical waiver signed off by a licensed physician. Considering the majority of pediatricians make most of their money off Orwellian-named “well-child” (read: vaccination) visits, those will likely be hard to come by.
Via LA Times:
The legislation “is about increasing immunization rates so no one will have to suffer from vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Sen. Benjamin Allen (D-Santa Monica), who co-authored it with Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento)…
Pan said more parents are refusing to immunize their children, putting others with low immune systems at risk.
“Vaccines are needed to protect us, but that protection has been eroding,” said Pan, a pediatrician.