This is making me crazy. I heard about it last week on the radio and plan to call the NM Dept of Health as a reporter and ask questions about the new policy with the intention of blogging about it. I don't see how the Department of Health can change the policy by just changing the form. I used the form for many years while my children were school age so know that NM has had a philosophical exemption in practice, if not in law, for a long time. So, first I want to know how such a big change from years of precedent can be made WITHOUT public comment.
I understand from a friend at the Dept of Health that there have been a lot of shakeups there recently and I wonder how much this change is politically motivated. I'm thinking it would be a good idea to talk to Brian Egoff, one of our state legislators about getting the philosophical exemption back legally but first I want to see the actual law and talk to the Dept of Health and figure out more how this has transpired.
I've also been thinking about starting a FB page for New Mexicans for Vaccine Choice. Do you all like this idea? Would you support it? Seems like we need to organize to get our rights back. Tell me if you're in.