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RESPOND TO THIS TODAY BY PUTTING IN YOUR SAY AT <a href="http://www.NVIC.org" target="_blank">www.NVIC.org</a><br>
No hoax about It<br>
Do you want FORCED MEDS and VACCINES with no liability?<br>
be sure to pass along<br><br>
NVIC Note: Yesterday we witnessed the Senate HELP Committee pass this bill<br>
out of sub-committee. It is critical that you take action today--immediately.<br>
This bill will go back to the committee for a final review on<br>
Thursday, October 20, 2005 and then go to the full Senate for a vote. Being<br>
led by Republican Richard Burr (R-NC) and being spurred by fears of avian<br>
flu, this bill was written and passed out of committee in a 24-hour period.<br>
Most members did not even have the final language in front of them.<br><br>
The version that passed will broadly eliminate liability for vaccines and<br>
drugs. Please read the press release, write to the members of the HELP<br>
committee, write to your own Senator and your own member of Congress. Pass<br>
this alert to your family, friends and other organizations you are involved<br>
with. Go to our website and take action right now! <a href="http://www.NVIC.org" target="_blank">www.NVIC.org</a> Don't wait<br>
for someone else to do it. This is a CODE RED alert to anyone who is<br>
concerned about forced vaccination and holding drug companies responsible<br>
for the products they create.<br>
Following is a press release from the National Vaccine Information Center<br><a href="http://www.NVIC.org" target="_blank">www.NVIC.org</a><br><br>
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Vaccine Information<br>
Center (NVIC) is calling the "Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug<br>
Development Act of 2005"(S. 1873), which passed out of the U.S. Senate HELP<br>
Committee one day after it was introduced "a drug company stockholder's<br>
dream and a consumer's worst nightmare." The proposed legislation will strip<br>
Americans of the right to a trial by jury if harmed by an experimental or<br>
licensed drug or vaccine that they are forced by government to take whenever<br>
federal health officials declare a public health emergency.<br>
The legislation's architect, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of<br>
the HELP Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness, told the<br>
full HELP Committee yesterday that the legislation "creates a true<br>
partnership" between the federal government, the pharmaceutical industry<br>
and academia to walk the drug companies "through the Valley of Death" in<br>
bringing a new vaccine or drug to market. Burr said it will give the Department of<br>
Health and Human Services "additional authority and resources to partner<br>
with the private sector to rapidly develop drugs and vaccines." The Burr bill<br>
gives the Secretary of DHHS the sole authority to decide whether a<br>
manufacturer violated laws mandating drug safety and bans citizens from<br>
challenging his decision in the civil court system.<br>
The bill establishes the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development<br>
Agency (BARDA), as the single point of authority within the government for<br>
the advanced research and development of drugs and vaccines in response to<br>
bioterrorism and natural disease outbreaks such as the flu. BARDA will<br>
operate in secret, exempt from the Freedom of Information Act and the Federal<br>
Advisory Committee Act, insuring that no evidence of injuries or deaths caused by<br>
drugs and vaccines labeled as "countermeasures" will become public.<br>
Nicknamed "Bioshield Two," the legislation is being pushed rapidly<br>
through Congress without time for voters to make their voices heard<br>
by their elected representatives. Co-sponsored by Republican Senate Majority<br>
Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee<br>
Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Judd Gregg (R-NH),<br>
the legislation will eliminate both regulatory and legal safeguards applied<br>
to vaccines as well as take away the right of children and adults harmed by<br>
vaccines and drugs to present their case in front of a jury in a civil court<br>
of law.<br>
"It is a sad day for this nation when Congress is frightened and bullied<br>
into allowing one profit making industry to destroy the seventh Amendment to<br>
the Constitution guaranteeing citizens their day in court in front of a jury<br>
of their peers," said Barbara Loe Fisher, president of NVIC. "This proposed<br>
legislation, like the power and money grab by federal health officials and<br>
industry in the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the Project Bioshield Act<br>
of 2004, is an unconstitutional attempt by some in Congress to give a<br>
taxpayer-funded handout to pharmaceutical companies for drugs and<br>
vaccines the government can force all citizens to use while absolving<br>
everyone connected from any responsibility for injuries and deaths which<br>
occur. It means that, if an American is injured by an experimental flu or anthrax<br>
vaccine he or she is mandated to take, that citizen will be banned from exercising<br>
the Constitutional right to a jury trial even if it is revealed that the vaccine<br>
maker engaged in criminal fraud and negligence in the manufacture of the<br>
vaccine."<br>
The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is legally responsible<br>
for regulating the pharmaceutical industry and ensuring that drugs and vaccines<br>
released to the public are safe and effective. Drug companies marketing<br>
painkillers, like Vioxx, and anti-depressants, which have resulted in the<br>
deaths and injuries of thousands of children and adults, are being held<br>
accountable in civil court while the FDA has come under intense criticism<br>
for withholding information about the drugs' dangers from the public. Since<br>
1986, vaccine makers have been protected from most liability in civil court<br>
through the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act in which Congress created a<br>
federal vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) that offers vaccine victims an<br>
alternative to the court system. Even though the program has awarded nearly<br>
$2 billion to victims of mandated vaccines, two out of three plaintiffs are<br>
turned away.<br>
"The drug companies and doctors got all the liability protection they<br>
needed in 1986 but they are greedy and want more," said Fisher. "And the<br>
federal health agencies want more power to force citizens to use vaccines<br>
without having to worry about properly regulating them. If the Burr bill<br>
passes, all economic incentives to insure mandated vaccines are safe<br>
will be removed and the American people are facing a future where<br>
government can force them to take poorly regulated experimental drugs<br>
and vaccines labeled as "countermeasures" or go to jail. The only recourse<br>
for citizens will be to strike down mandatory vaccination laws so vaccines will be<br>
subject to the law of supply and demand in the marketplace. The health care<br>
consumer's cry MUST be: No liability? No mandates."<br><br>
Go to the following link and take action TODAY -- Like as SOON as you read this.....<br><br><a href="http://www.nvic.org/ActionAlerts/S1873.htm" target="_blank">http://www.nvic.org/ActionAlerts/S1873.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://capwiz.com/a-champ/mail/oneclick_compose/?alertid=8133181" target="_blank">http://capwiz.com/a-champ/mail/onecl...lertid=8133181</a><br><br>
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NVIC EMERGENCY ALERT: PROTECT YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS<br><br>
Senator Bill Frist (R-TN) confirmed this morning that lawmakers are<br>
trying to sneak language into an unnamed appropriations bill in the Senate<br>
or House to ban citizens from going to civil court to sue drug companies if<br>
they are injured by pandemic flu or biodefense vaccines or vaccines used to<br>
control a "natural disease" outbreak.<br><a href="http://www.modbee.com/24hour/politics/story/2905094p-11567706c.html" target="_blank">http://www.modbee.com/24hour/politic...11567706c.html</a><br><br>
NVIC sent out a press release last night warning that this<br>
behind-the-scenes action was about to take place WITHOUT PUBLIC DEBATE as a<br>
result of growing public outrage over S. 1873 sponsored by Senator Richard<br>
Burr (R-NC) and a similar bill in the House (HR.3970). See the press release<br>
below.<br><br>
NVIC also sent a letter to Senator Burr's staff outlining NVIC's<br>
objections to S. 1873 and the unprecedented power grab by federal health<br>
officials and drug companies since September 11, 2001. <a href="http://www.nvic.org" target="_blank">www.nvic.org</a><br><br>
CONTACT YOUR SENATOR AND CONGRESSPERSON<br>
Senate: <a href="http://www.senate.gov" target="_blank">www.senate.gov</a><br>
House: <a href="http://www.house.gov" target="_blank">www.house.gov</a><br><br>
Let them know how you feel about Congress taking away your civil right to<br>
exercise the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees every<br>
citizen a day in court in front of a jury of their peers.<br><br>
IMMEDIATELY CALL AND FAX AS MANY OF THE FOLLOWING SENATORS AS YOU CAN!<br><br>
Ask them to VOTE AGAINST any language that is attached to any<br>
appropriation or other bill that takes away YOUR right to go to court if you<br>
or your child are injured by vaccines used whenever the Secretary of Health<br>
and Human Services declares a "potential or actual" public health emergency<br>
or at any other time.<br><br><br>
THE MESSAGE IS:<br>
DON'T BAIL OUT BIG PHARMA AND TAKE AWAY MY CIVIL RIGHTS<br><br><br><br>
Senator Thad Cochran (MS) (Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee) Phone:<br>
(202) 224-5054 Fax: (202) 224-9450<br><br>
Senator Ted Stevens (AK) Phone: (202) 224-3004 Fax<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">202) 224-2354<br><br>
Senator Arlen Specter (PA) Phone: 202-224-4254 Fax: 202-228-1229<br><br>
Senator Pete Domenici (NM) Phone: (202) 224-6621 Fax: (202) 228-3261<br><br>
Senator Christopher Bond (MO) Phone: (202) 224-5721 Fax: (202) 224-8149<br><br>
Senator Mitch McConnell (KY) Phone: (202) 224-2541 Fax: (202) 224-2499<br><br>
Senator Richard Shelby (AL) Phone: (202) 224-5744 Fax: (202) 224-3416<br><br>
Senator Judd Gregg (NH) Phone: (202) 224 - 3324 Fax: (202) 224 - 4952<br><br>
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX) Phone: 202-224-5922 Fax: 202-224-0776<br><br>
Senator Conrad Burns (MT) Phone: 202-224-2644 Fax: 202-224-8594<br><br>
Sen. Daniel Inouye (Ranking Member) (HI) Phone: 202-224-3934 Fax:<br>
202-224-6747<br><br>
Senator Robert C. Byrd (WV) Phone: 202-224-3954 Fax: 202-228-0002<br><br>
Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) Phone: 202-224-4242 Fax: 202-224-3479<br><br>
Senator Tom Harkin (IA) Phone: (202) 224-3254 Fax: (202) 224-9369<br><br>
Senator Byron Dorgan (ND) Phone: 202-224-2551 Fax: 202-224-1193<br><br>
Senator Richard Durbin (IL) Phone: (202) 224-2152 Fax: (202) 228-0400<br><br>
Senator Harry Reid (NV) Phone: 202-224-3542 Fax: 202-224-7327<br><br>
Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) Phone: (202) 224-3841 Fax: (202) 228-3954<br><br>
Senator Barbara Milkulski (MD) Phone: 202-224-4654 Fax: 202-224-8858<br><br>
Sen. Edward Kennedy (MA) Phone: 202-224-4543 Fax: 202-224-2417<br><br>
Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME) DC Phone: 202-224-5344 Fax: 202-224-1946<br><br>
Sen. Susan Collins (ME) Phone: 202-224-2523 Fax: 202-224-2693<br><br>
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI) Phone: 202-224-4822 Fax: 202-228-0325<br><br>
Sen. Lincoln Chaffee (RI) Phone: 202-224-2921 Fax: 202-228-2853<br><br>
Sen. John McCain (AZ) Phone: 202-224-2235 Fax: 202-228-2862<br><br>
Sen. Lindsay Graham DC Phone: 202-224-5972 Fax: 202-224-3808<br><br>
Congressman Jerry Lewis (CA) Chair, House Appropriations Committee) Phone:<br>
202-225-5861 Fax: 202-225-0351
 

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thanks for the heads up!
 
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