The nutty Nutmeg state of Connecticut is considering a bill that would allow 9 year olds to consent to a Gardasil vaccine for the sexually transmitted disease of genital warts. Nine. Years. Old. Making a medical decision. From our friends at FirstFreedoms.org:
Below is the 3 minute public testimony in opposition to this ridiculous bill from Eileen Iorio, a co-author of the bestselling book HPV VACCINE ON TRIAL: Seeking Justice For A Generation Betrayed.
How would a parent know if their child was having an adverse reaction to an HPV vaccine if a parent is unaware the vaccine was given?
AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROPHYLACTIC TREATMENT OF MINORS FOR SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES.
Hello, my name is Eileen Iorio, researcher and co-author of the book “HPV Vaccine On Trial”, with preface by virologist and Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Luc Montagnier. I am also the parent of a child in middle school in Greenwich.
I am here today to testify against Bill No. 858 concerning the “prophylactic treatment” of minors for sexually transmitted diseases, [under the current health law section 1, subsection (a) of section 19a-216.]
In medicine, the term “prophylactic” usually refers to a vaccine. My testimony today is based on the assumption, unless explicitly corrected by the committee, that this Bill is written to include the HPV vaccine and any other vaccine indicated in the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases in the future.
It must be stipulated that a vaccine is clearly NOT treatment, as it is given to healthy children FREE of disease. The language term “prophylactic treatment” used in the Bill is both misleading and confusing. It is the legislative equivalent of trying to put a square peg into a round hole. Current CT health law only permits doctors to TREAT minors for sexually transmitted disease. The law was not designed for such broad medical intervention on minors without parental consent. Indeed, as regards the HPV vaccine, it contravenes Federal Law to do so.
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. §300aa-26), which gives blanket product immunity to vaccine manufacturers, explicitly states that parents or guardians MUST be given information on the benefits and risks of a vaccine PRIOR to vaccination. The CDC encourages medical providers to fulfill this federal requirement by giving clear and detailed instructions for them to follow. Federal law further states that parents or guardians must have all vaccine information on their children so that in the event of an adverse reaction, they would be best placed to immediately notify their health care provider, mitigating a more serious reaction and harm to the child. Federal law should be observed and respected by this committee and the State of CT so that children are protected.
The US government’s vaccine injury tracking system has recorded 61k reactions including 454 deaths following the HPV vaccine. In addition, 134 cases of death and injury have settled at the federal vaccine injury compensation program. Minors, without access to full risk information, cannot adequately assess risk vs benefit, especially since the HPV vaccine has not yet shown to prevent cancer, contrary to what we are told by media reports and commercials.
Should this bill become law, it opens up the unpleasant issue of minors who are abused or trafficked being forced into getting vaccinated to prevent STD infections. This would be encouraged by the abuser to avoid detection of the abuse.
I understand that the intention of this Bill may include other drugs for sexually transmitted disease prevention but again, current law does not allow for preventative intervention, only treatments. And regardless of misleading language, the idea that a parent would not need to know about such measures is equally egregious. Therefore, I am here today to ask that this Bill NOT proceed out of committee on the basis of loose, ill-defined terms and gross over-reach of government, unduly displacing parental rights and putting children at risk for harm.
Co-Author “HPV Vaccine On Trial: Seeking Justice For A Generation Betrayed”