Dec 23, 2012
Before the shocking vote, California Assembly Bill 2109 had been debated in a public hearing before the California Senate Committee on Health, during which many reasons were heard for opposing the legislation and voting NO.
Unconvinced, the elected members of the California State Assembly voted for a new vaccination law.
AB 2109 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, and goes into effect on January 1, 2014.
Under prior law, parents could file a personal belief exemption, which lets their kids attend public school with no immunizations.
Under AB 2109, a doctor must first sign-off on the parents' decision, and most physicians will simply not do that.
The new vaccination law was sold as simply a way to ensure that parents have the information they need to "make an intelligent choice" about immunizing their children.
Human rights watchdogs say the law arrogantly assumes that because a parent chose to exempt their child from vaccination, the parent needs to be further "educated" because the parental decision is "wrong."
While it should be obvious that a parent wanting to file a personal belief exemption has already made an adult decision to exempt their child, that will not matter under the new California child vaccination law.
Keeping your child is a "privilege" and not a right, apparently. Government bureaucrats know your child better than you do, according to this legislation.
Parents will pay for an appointment with a doctor to back up and "approve" their own parental decision (or maybe not).
As well, parents will be "re-educated" on parenting.
The author of California Assembly Bill 2109, Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), was joined by the California Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the California Immunization Coalition in advancing forced needle programs across the state.
AB 2109 will be state law in 2014, so parents wanting to opt out will be forced to bring a written statement from a licensed medical doctor that states they have been informed of the benefits and risks of vaccines and the communicable diseases they are said to prevent.
Parents will also be required to submit a written statement that acknowledges receipt of the information from a state-licensed doctor.
Keep in mind that it will be illegal not to submit your children to a medical procedure without EXPRESSED PERMISSION from the conventional medical establishment.
According to the CDC immunization guidelines from the U.S. government, children are required to have 60 vaccines by the age of six, soon to total 90 vaccines for kids.
Once the philosophical or religious exemption is taken away, will adults be next on the list for forced vaccinations?
This law will be effective in 2014.