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I always say that once the floodgates are opened to impinge on someone else's rights and freedoms, somebody will soon come after yours.

As has been discussed elsewhere, for example, letting the government own your body on vaccines simply opens the door for it to make other medical decisions for you. Also, once it becomes acceptable for private interests groups to get one film removed from screens, one day it could be your film or a film for your cause.

So do doctors realize the Pandora's box that they've opened with SB277? There's now a move to have the State insert itself into the doctor-patient relationship by policing medical exemptions. But do doctors really think that it's going to stop with medical exemptions? Their profession has just agreed to work for the interests of the State and not the individual patient. What other state-sponsored interests are going to enter the exam room and dictate how they practice medicine? They may be OK with penalizing their colleagues for "liberally" issuing medical exemptions, but how much (more) state involvement do they want to invite into their own exam rooms?

The other idiocy about this article is that it's inviting every armchair Internet user playing the role of "doctor" to scrutinize the medical exemptions of patients they've never met or treated and issue grossly unqualified medical opinions. And why not? They're already doing this with reported vaccine reactions. :eyesroll
 

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I always say that once the floodgates are opened to impinge on someone else's rights and freedoms, somebody will soon come after yours.

As has been discussed elsewhere, for example, letting the government own your body on vaccines simply opens the door for it to make other medical decisions for you. Also, once it becomes acceptable for private interests groups to get one film removed from screens, one day it could be your film or a film for your cause.

So do doctors realize the Pandora's box that they've opened with SB277? There's now a move to have the State insert itself into the doctor-patient relationship by policing medical exemptions. But do doctors really think that it's going to stop with medical exemptions? Their profession has just agreed to work for the interests of the State and not the individual patient. What other state-sponsored interests are going to enter the exam room and dictate how they practice medicine? They may be OK with penalizing their colleagues for "liberally" issuing medical exemptions, but how much (more) state involvement do they want to invite into their own exam rooms?

The other idiocy about this article is that it's inviting every armchair Internet user playing the role of "doctor" to scrutinize the medical exemptions of patients they've never met or treated and issue grossly unqualified medical opinions. And why not? They're already doing this with reported vaccine reactions. :eyesroll
By the time something comes along that these people don't want to comply with it will be too late. The precedents will be established.
 
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