freedom to choose

The right of informed consent belongs to the individual

Should it be up to the State legislator to make this decision (to eliminate religious and personal exemptions to vaccination)?

“I think we have to remember that vaccines are a pharmaceutical products. They are not safe for everyone. We don’t all respond the same way to use of pharmaceutical products. We have genetic and biologic high risk factors that make some of us more vulnerable. At the National Vaccine Information Center, we hear every day from parents who are reporting that their children have been injured or have died from the side effects of vaccination.

So it’s a human right to exercise informed consent to medical risk taking on behalf of minor children, and it’s a civil right to get a school education. There is no public health emergency in California or any other State that justifies giving up our civil and human rights.

I think we have to look at the facts here. Ninety percent of the child pertussis cases in California last year that have vaccine records had been vaccinated. Thirty percent of the cases of measles associated with Disneyland this year had been vaccinated. Only 18 percent of all measles cases were in school age children. The fact is we don’t know how many people who are vaccinated are transmitting disease. So if everybody else is vaccinated in school except for the immune compromised child, that will not protect the immune compromised child from getting sick. Children don’t go to school in a bubble.

The right of the State and doctors to tell us what to do to our bodies and the bodies of our children ends where our right to protect our lives and the lives of our children begins.”

— Barbara Loe Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)

(response to question from FOX News on June 27, 2015)

Courtesy: The Outliers


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