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Frightening Vaccination Bill June 16, 2008

Filed under: Current Events — katieosborne @ 12:10 am
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I don’t know what the chances are of this becoming law, but there is a bill in the New York State Assembly right now calling for mandatory vaccination of all children, on the prescribed schedule. This includes a yearly flu shot (which still contains Thimerosol) and the controversial Gardisil vaccine which is supposed to protect against a couple strains of HPV that can be contracted through sexual activity. Gardisil has undergone little testing before hitting the market, it’s efficacy is questionable, and it has been linked to many serious side effects, including miscarriage and death, yet parents would be forced to subject their young girls to this shot. The bill will also allow the administration of vaccines for sexually transmitted infections to minors without parental consent. Those who are unvaccinated will not be allowed to attend school; it sounds like this includes state college.

Regardless of how you feel about vaccinations, we should all be outraged that the state is attempting to force it’s agenda on families in yet another manner. Short of home schooling, and I suppose private school, or moving out of state, parents will have no choice but to vaccinate their children with every shot mandated by the government, on the schedule recommended by the government. I’ve said it before, but the State views our children as theirs and continues to chip away at parents’ rights to raise and care for their children as they see best.


More On FLDS Kidnapping May 22, 2008

Filed under: Current Events — katieosborne @ 7:21 pm
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The appeals court has ruled that the State acted improperly by taking the FLDS children and placing them in the foster care system. It’s unclear when the children will be returned to their families, and the State plans to appeal the decision. But hopefully the families will be reunited soon, and they can begin healing.

As a side note, I came across this article today regarding the State’s order to have the children immunized. (The community is largely unvaccinated). As a parent of an unvaccinated child, I am completely infuriated that the government has the ability to make such a decision. They truly do believe our children belong to them.

  Crimmins said the state requires all children in custody to be immunized for their “health and safety.” He said no one would be forced to get inoculations; older children specifically would have the opportunity to decline the shots.

I don’t quite understand how it can be a requirement, yet they say the children can reject them. If this is true, unfortunately it won’t help the youngest children, those at greatest risk for being negatively affected by the shots, since they’re not able to make that kind of decision. In fact, it is absolutely ridiculous to allow children to make such a decision at all. That is the job of the parents who hopefully have educated themselves on the benefits and risks of vaccinations.

Since most haven’t had any, I wonder how many shots they plan to pump them full of at once to make up for lost time.

What a disaster. This whole thing. At least the children will hopefully be returned soon.