By Michelle Gutierrez
AB2109 WILL TAKE AWAY OUR CALIFORNIAN RIGHTS
Education. Everybody wants it, right? I ask
because the legislators of California have pushed through Assembly Bill 2109.
The author, Assemblyman Richard Pan, states the bill is about vaccine
education. With 300 of us there in opposition at the Assembly Health Hearing,
we were treated with extreme disgust as the legislators cut off our testimony
to only 6 minutes with NO REBUTTAL. At the Senate
Health Hearing, 150+ of us were promised ample time to speak, but were lied to
again. Another 6 minutes of testimony can not even begin to address all the
problems with this bill. Even actor / comedian Rob Schneider came to oppose,
but was treated just as poorly.
AB2109 passed right along party lines (Democrats are majority). See the vote here:
It now sits on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. He can sign it into law, let it go into law without his signature, or can veto it. We are hoping for the latter. Here’s why.
Have you read the text of the bill? Read it here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_2101-2150/ab_2109_bill_20120831_enrolled.html
“The bill would require, on and after January 1, 2014, the letter or affidavit to be accompanied by a form prescribed by the State Department of Public Health that includes a signed attestation from a health care practitioner, as defined, that indicates that the health care practitioner provided the parent or guardian of the person, the adult who has assumed responsibility for the care and custody of the person, or the person, if an emancipated minor, who is subject to the immunization requirements with information regarding the benefits and risks of the immunization and the health risks of specified communicable diseases.”
Sounds good, right? Well, not really.
First, we already have a Philosophical Exemption in California to opt out of one or more vaccines based on our Personal / Religious Beliefs. Second, there is plenty of information on vaccines on the Internet and parents have free access to libraries. You can even research Published Medical Documents On-line through the National Institutes of Health. So now, the taxpayers will have to spend money on a new form when there is already a form to opt out at the schools. The bill is redundant. But it’s still about education you say. The Health Practitioner is providing information about the benefits and risks. OK, sounds good.
(f) For purposes of this section, “health care practitioner” means any of the following:
(1) A physician and surgeon, licensed pursuant to Section 2050 of the Business and Professions Code.
(2) A nurse practitioner who is authorized to furnish drugs pursuant to Section 2836.1 of the Business and Professions Code.
(3) A physician assistant who is authorized to administer or provide medication pursuant to Section 3502.1 of the Business and Professions Code.
(4) An osteopathic physician and surgeon, as defined in the Osteopathic Initiative Act.
(5) A naturopathic doctor who is authorized to furnish or order drugs under a physician and surgeon’s supervision pursuant to Section 3640.5 of the Business and Professions Code.
(6) A credentialed school nurse, as described in Section 49426 of the Education Code.
So, if we don’t go to any of the above listed MDs for our aches and pains, we are now being FORCED to go to an MD, be lectured on whatever vaccine is mandated at the time, to get this form to opt out of just one vaccine? You mean, I have to PAY for an appointment, lectured and ASK FOR PERMISSION to opt out? For EACH CHILD? For EVERY MANDATED VACCINE? I don’t know about you, but I don’t have extra cash lying around to pay for MD appointments just to get a signature, let alone, have the time. Not only that, how can you be lectured on the benefits and risks of several mandated vaccines in a small 10 minute appointment? That’s not realistic.
But, you say, a credentialed school nurse is listed as a signer. OK. So there are 2,474 school nurses in California. But there are over 10,000 public schools. And that’s NOT including Private schools, Preschools, Charter schools, Daycares, etc. My child’s charter DOES NOT HAVE a SCHOOL NURSE. And many schools have ‘Health Advisers’ not nurses, so they don’t count. Back to the MD and paying out money for an appointment.
This brings up another issue, one that is MOST IMPORTANT as it is NOT STATED in the Language of the bill:
THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF A SIGNATURE.
(please read that again)
In other words, you can pay for your appointment, listen to a brief lecture, state the reason(s) why you want to opt out of said vaccine(s), and be told by the MD or Nurse, “I’m not signing your form.” And why would they? Why would ANYONE want to be RESPONSIBLE for the DECISION you make for YOUR CHILD???
And, why would a health practitioner let you into their practice if your child is not fully vaccinated? In a Journal of American Medical Association study, “Thirty-nine percent said they would dismiss a family for refusing all vaccinations. Twenty-eight percent said they would dismiss a family for refusing select vaccines.”
Out of 105 MDs called in California recently, 83 wouldn’t even ACCEPT an unvaccinated child, 12 wouldn’t even return the call and only 10 accepted Non-Vaccinated patients! See statistics Here: (AB2109providernounvaxed.PDF). I myself, have been HARASSED, BULLIED and KICKED OUT of SEVERAL PRACTICES for REFUSING the AGGRESSIVE VACCINATION SCHEDULE (see three of my complaints in this compilation of harassed parents .
Not only that, if you religiously object to certain vaccines ingredients containing Aborted Fetal Tissue / Human DNA, the MD or Nurse can disagree. You will be asking to opt out for religious reasons and can be denied (1st Amendment - Freedom of Religion). California does not have a separate Religious Exemption to opt of any vaccine. The Medical Establishment is there to do the CDC’s bidding. You are kidding yourself if you think you will get a signature.
Does AB2109 STILL sound good to you?
OK. Many new vaccines are in the works, including ANTHRAX. How do you feel about giving an ANTHRAX vaccine to your child? If you choose not to vaccinate for Anthrax, you must get a signature. What if the MD or Nurse disagrees? Then what?
Now what do you think?
And Assemblyman Richard Pan, the author of this bill, received a letter from California Conferences of Local Health Officers stating they would withdraw their support of AB2109 if Pharmacists were added to the list of signers. See that letter here: (AB2109WootenPharmacistLetter.PDF). WHAT? Pharmacists are exceedingly trained on medicines and adverse reactions to combinations of medicines. WHY WOULD CCLHO OPPOSE PHARMACISTS BEING ADDED TO AB2109?
Because, my dear friends, THIS BILL IS NOT ABOUT EDUCATION!!!
IT’S ABOUT COERCION!!!
And now to the nitty gritty of it all. If you do not get a signature within the allotted time required, you will subjected to California Department of Education Truancy Law here: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ai/tr/:
“Penal Code Section 270.1. (a) A parent or guardian of a pupil of six years of age or more who is in kindergarten or any of grades one to eight, inclusive, and who is subject to compulsory full-time education or compulsory continuation education, whose child is a chronic truant as defined in Section 48263.6 of the EC, who has failed to reasonably supervise and encourage the pupil's school attendance, and who has been offered language accessible support services to address the pupil's truancy, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.”
IS THIS ACCEPTABLE TO YOU?
FORCED to PAY for SEVERAL MEDICAL DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENTS, be LECTURED only to hear, “I’M NOT SIGNING YOUR EXEMPTION,“ when you ask to opt out OF JUST ONE VACCINE, which would make you GUILTY of MISDEMEANOR TRUANCY LAWS consisting of JAIL TIME and / or FINES up to $2,000.00.
THIS IS MY CHILD, therefore it is MY CHOICE. NO ONE BUT ME SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO DECIDE MY CHILD’S HEALTH.
"Free Choice contingent on another’s choice, IS NOT FREE CHOICE!”
Dr. Bob Sears, California State Capitol, April 27, 2012, Assembly Health Committee regarding AB2109.
AB2109 VIOLATES PARENTAL, RELIGIOUS, AND MEDICAL FREEDOMS!
THIS IS IT! ONE LAST WEEK to CALL. PLEASE CONTACT GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN TODAY and ask for a VETO!
And on a side note: If this bill passes in California, your state is NEXT!
Michelle Gutierrez is the California State Co-Director for the National Vaccine Information Center. She is also affiliated with the Canary Party, Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT), Sacramento Autism Biomedical and California Vaccine Rights Groups. She is an administrator for Face Book Page CALIFORNIANS AGAINST AB2109.
From the National Vaccine Information Center
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