A woman’s right to choose is a rallying cry for women
across the country. But they are talking about choice over
abortions, and not vaccinations.
Parental choice and decision making over childhood vaccinations
was removed in California thanks to a state law passed in 2012.
Assembly Bill 2109 by then-Assemblyman Richard Pan,
D-Sacramento, orders that children will not be allowed to attend
public school without proof that parents have been counseled, and
children vaccinated in accordance with the vaccination schedule of
the federal Center for Disease Control. The only exception to the
law is a personal belief or religious exemption – the only way Pan
could get the bill passed. However, now-Sen. Richard Pan is back
with another bill,
Senate Bill 277, to remove even the personal belief/religious
exemption, following the measles outbreak at Disneyland in January.
“We are in a situation where there are not enough people being
vaccinated to contain these… Read More