Gov. Brown signed AB 499. It is now law.
Edited by ma2two - 10/9/11 at 3:20pm
outrageous. Kids believe everything they hear from teachers whether it's true or not. they will be easily manipulated and not even bother to talk to their parents about it.. even if they have stellar parents, it's just not what kids do most of the time. they are going to line up because they are told to and not question it. No parent will be told and the school won't get into trouble for their blatant lies and fear mongering.
Lots. Merck donated money to Women in Government, of which Toni Atkins, the bill's sponser, is a member.
And think of all the bribes that will be used to get kids to consent to the vaccine. If Merck can somehow bribe kids with a $25 prize to get a $120 vaccine paid for by the government, of course they will. And they wouldn't even have to spend that much on bribes. For example, they could donate a $300 prize for a drawing, in which only one kid out of hundreds wins. It's already been done.
http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2011/05/11/immunization-contest/ (not by Merck, specifically).
I like nia82's idea from a previous post, to tell our kids, "Whatever they promise, we'll buy two of those for not vaccinating." Which I realize, of course, only works with parents who can afford that. Grr.
It would be great to not have to match or double the bribe, and just have a serious discussion with your almost 12 year old about the risks of the vaccine, and that will probably be enough for many kids. But I'm sure there are many who are not mature enough to resist the temptation of bribes or the peer pressure to get the vaccine that all their friends are getting.
This is really going to get ugly the first time a child is seriously injured by a Gardasil injection, that a parent did not consent to. There will be lawsuits costing the taxpayers a lot of money. Who will pay for the medical costs due to the injuries? This is even against federal law, which REQUIRES that a Vaccine Information Sheet be given to a parent before any vaccine is given to a minor. This is all so stupid, I cannot believe Gov. Brown fell for it. Unless he was bought, too. I haven't looked into that yet.
This is what really hits home for me.
I received Garasil as a young teen, when the vax was first released. I am now struggling with my fertility at 18 years old, something NO woman should ever have to experience. Now it's being handed out to every girl (and boy, for that matter) in SCHOOL of all places. Without parents having a say? Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh.
Aww, I'm sorry WildDoula I hope you will be able to overcome the fertility issues.
DH's best friend's wife has had issues as well. They are pro-vaccine, and she recently graduated nursing school. I know she's gotten every vaccine recommended, and they have had struggles with fertility for several years--with multiple miscarriages. I can't say if it is because of vaccines, or radiation from medical equipment, or genetics, or whatever else might have been the problem. Because I'm so skeptical of vaccines, it does influence my suspicions.
Fortunately, she is now pregnant, 20+ weeks. We are all so very happy for them, and they are in our prayers. You are too! Never give up!
I see the ACLU supports this bill ??? The American Civil Liberties Union ?? I suppose where the parent's right to chose whether to vaccinate or not, dosen't concern the, ALCU ?? It seems that the ALCU knows what's best for Americans ??? So if you don't know what to do, just call the ALCU.