SB277 Mandatory Vaccinations Bill faces opposition and concerns of integrity in State Assembly
SANTA ROSA RALLY OPPOSING SB277 JUNE 4 @ 1PM - 50 D STREET
Controversial Bill SB277 Referred to Single Assembly Committee Bypasses Education and Judicial Scrutiny
The Assembly Rules Committee cleared the way for SB277 to pass through a single Health Committee before heading to the Assembly floor vote and ultimately to Governor Brown’s desk.
“This is not about whether you support or oppose mandatory vaccinations,” said Assemblywoman Ling-Ling Chang, R-Diamond Bar, during the Assembly Rules Committee hearing, “it’s about the integrity of the Assembly and ensuring bills are considered appropriately.”
SB 277 cleared three Senate policy committees: Health, Judiciary and Education. It passed the Senate floor 25-10 despite contentious hearings. “This bill affects the education of children with Personal Belief Exemptions (PBEs), more than it will affect their health” commented Christina Hildebrand, of a Voice for Choice. “It is critical that this bill is re-referred to the Assembly Education Committee as in its current form, it leaves so many questions unanswered, as to how it can work in conjunction with California’s current Education Code.”
Opponents cite 1954 Brown v. Board of Education, which ruled that “Separate education facilities are inherently unequal.” SB277 will effectively discriminate by denying education to a subset of children. If the SB277 passes, the law will force all unvaccinated and partially vaccinated students out of school, thereby segregating students with specific religious or personal medical beliefs. Special education students holding Personal Belief Exemptions will be denied a Free and Appropriate Public Education guaranteed by federal law. It denies mainstream inclusion to English Learners & Special Ed students.There are no provisions for legal entitlements of IEPs under IDEA for legal entitlements of English Learners. SB277 provides no additional state funding and requires individual school districts to absorb loss of ADA and cost of providing services to students at home. The constitutionality of this law has been questioned and unlikely to be addressed in the Health Committee.
According to the CA Department of Public Health, only 2.54% of children entering kindergarten this year had a Personal Belief Exemption, down 19% from the previous year, which demonstrates that AB2109 (parents must be informed of the benefits and risks of vaccinations), implemented in 2014, is working. “A Public Health crisis does not exist and therefore force mandating a state sponsored vaccination schedule, is an extreme measure, that goes against the Nuremberg code of ethics,” said Christina Hildebrand.
SB277 will eliminate Parental Rights to make medical decisions for their children. Families will be forced to remove their children from public or private school if they do not secure a medical exemption or comply with the state mandated vaccine schedule that includes multivalent or combination doses recently introduced to market and under post-marketing surveillance. Many families with PBE’schoose to selectively vaccinate with a single dose of one vaccine at a time rather than refuse to vaccinate. This option will no longer be legal under SB277.
Federal law requires Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) be provided to patients explaining the potential benefits and risks of each vaccination. According to the VIS “avaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of a vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small.” (CDC). The World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with The Gates Foundation, has created The Brighton Collaboration which has standardized case definitions of vaccine injuries for Global use. These include the following: Abscess, Anaphylaxis, Cellulitis at injection site, Chronic Fatigue, Convulsion, Persistent Crying, Convulsion, Diarrhea, Eczema Vaccinatum, Encephalitis, Myelitis, ADEM, Fatigue, Fever, Generalized Vaccinia, Guillain BarreSyndrome, Fisher Syndrome, Hypotonic Hyper responsive Episode, InadvertInoculation, Induration at injection site, Intussusception, Local Reaction, Meningitis, Narcolepsy, Nodule at injection site, Pain, Progressive Vaccinia, Rash, Robust take,Seizure, Swelling, Thrombocytopenia, Unexplained sudden infant death, and Viscerotropic Disease.
Christina Hildebrand firmly states, “If there is a risk, there must be a choice.”
A Voice for Choice, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for people’s rights to make their own health care decisions.