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Katy Grimes

Statewide Recall Effort Against CA Lawmakers Over Mandatory Vaccines

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 dangerous diseases,” Pan said at a news conference in February. But he won’t address parents’ concerns about the volume and safety of vaccinations given to children.

The State of California has injected itself into the doctor-parent relationship, and lawmakers refuse to see how dangerous this is, and a gross abuse of government. Take out the word “vaccine,” and what can government force next?

However, in a well organized, non-partisan effort, thousands of parents have begun the process to recall state lawmakers who refuse to listen to them.

The Explosion of Vaccines

In the 1960’s, children received only four vaccines: Smallpox, measles, polio and mumps vaccines. Now, children receive as many as 24 shots by 2 years of age and five shots in a single visit. Most children receive 49 vaccinations by the age of six, and more than 60 vaccinations from day of birth to age 18. Newborns receive eight routine vaccinations in accordance with the CDC’s vaccine schedule, during the first 15 months of life:

Hep B: hepatitis B, a serious liver disease

DTaP: diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough)

Hib: haemophilus influenza type b

Polio: polio. This vaccine is given as a shot (inactivated vaccine called IPV).

MMR: measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles)

Chickenpox: Varicella zoster vaccine protects against chickenpox

Newborns must receive a hepatitis B vaccination shortly after birth before being discharged from the hospital, despite that they are not at risk for hepatitis B infection unless they are born to a mother infected with the hepatitis B virus or are given a blood transfusion that is contaminated with hepatitis B.

Women are routinely harassed if they refuse to consent to give their newborns the hepatitis B shot at birth. Many are threatened that child protective services will be contacted and they will be charged with child medical neglect or child abuse if they don’t vaccinate their child.

Hepatitis B is a blood-transmitted infection that is rare in childhood. Adults engaging in IV drug use and sex with multiple partners are at highest risk for hepatitis B infection.

This is what has parents up in arms. Even health-compromised newborns are routinely given the vaccine. In an interview with Scientific American, Sen. Pan said “vaccines are very safe, and certainly much safer than the diseases that they prevent.” Yet no one in the medical community has ever explained why newborn babies with no possible link to a hepatitis-infected mother, needs a vaccination immediately after birth. Nor has any medical professional at the Capitol hearings on SB 277 discussed why there are many doctors who believe ever since mass vaccination of infants began, reports of serious brain, cardiovascular, metabolic and other injuries started filling pages of medical journals.

‘Pro-Choice’ Irony

The Pro-Choice movement was formed “to secure safe, fully funded, high quality abortion services for women.” A pro-choice website explains:

“A large majority of North Americans believe abortion should be decided privately between a woman and her doctor. Pro-choice people include those who are personally against abortion or feel uncomfortable with it, but who would not impose their viewpoint by law onto all women. Pro-choice does not mean pro-abortion. We do not advocate abortion over birth – we simply defend the right of women to decide for themselves.”

But pro-choice does not apply to vaccinations. A woman can choose to abort her baby without interference from government, but does not have the choice to opt out from vaccinations for her baby. She has more choice to kill that baby than she does if it lives and has vaccines forced on it. Doctors and the government are doubling down, intimidating parents, and threatening to remove children from the home if vaccinations are not given. Why?

Recall Lawmakers

Most of the parents opposing to the bill have vaccinated their children. The Recall 277 campaign said they believe that it should be up to the parent to decide what is best, and when, for each child based on receiving factual and non-hysterical health information. Many parents complain that doctors and nurses clam up when asked about vaccination ingredients, and become hostile.

“The bottom line is this – this is not about any issue other than they are trying to take away our rights and they are doing it, not because they are genuinely concerned about our health and welfare, but because a vast number of lawmakers are FUNDED AND INFLUENCED by special interests!” the Recall 277 website says.

So far, Sen. Richard Pan has been served with the formal Intent To Recall papers, and Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, is about to be served.

The other lawmakers on the recall list are Sen. Mike McGuire, Sen. Tom Berryhill, Sen. Anthony Cannella, Sen. Andy Vidak, Sen. Jeff Stone, and Sen. Tony Mendoza.

Recall elections are being considered for eight additional Senators: Marty Block, Carol Liu, Kevin de Leon, Benjamin Allen, Hannah Beth Jackson, Jim Beall, Bob Weickowski, and Cathleen Galgiani.

“We want people to know we are very well organized, and what they are doing is unbelievably bad,” said Lauren Stephens, one of the recall organizers. “It’s time we send a clear message to lawmakers – these are our kids, not yours. If you try to take away our rights as parents, we will try to take away your rights as lawmakers. They are attempting to portray parents as kooks, hippies and negligent. They are working hard to scare the public into supporting numerous mandatory vaccines, although there is absolutely no compelling reason why this should suddenly be an issue at all.”

In fact, there are numerous medical doctors who do not support the vaccination schedule.

Doctors Against Vaccinating

Doctors who speak out publicly against vaccines are rare because they are routinely shunned and called quacks. However, Dr. Suzanne Humphries, a practicing nephrologist (kidney specialist), says the vaccine industry isn’t giving people both sides of the story, and parents need to get informed before subjecting their children to vaccines that can potentially cause serious harm or even death, Vaccine Impact of the Health Impact News network reported. Humphries said the government and pharmaceutical industry claim that “people are too stupid” to notice that vaccines are “miraculous,” and so they give vaccines anyway. “Why must such a ‘wonderful product’ be forced on people?” Humphries asked. “Inventors of vaccines have chosen a belief system whereby infants are all born with inadequate immune systems (and therefore need to be “saved” from diseases by vaccines).”

Another doctor opposed to mandatory vaccines is Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, a doctor of osteopathy and the director and founder of OsteoMed II, a clinic established in 1996 in Ohio. Dr. Tenpenny said there is a serious lack of safety studies conducted on vaccines. Tenpenny said studies are only conducted on healthy individuals, which are not representative of a large part of society that vaccines are given to. People who are chronically sick and are taking many different kinds of medications are never studied.

CDC Insists Vaccination Injuries are Rare

While the CDC insists that vaccination injuries are rare, how rare are they? A CDC list of possible vaccine side effects notes that, for MMRV (mumps, measles, rubella), the risk of a severe allergic reaction is “fewer than 4 per million,” while the risk of serious incidents including brain damage, “occur so rarely, we can’t be sure whether they are caused by the vaccine or not.”

Dr. Meryl Nass is an M.D. in internal medicine. In a recent interview she exposed the revolving door that exists between pharmaceutical companies that manufacture vaccines and the U.S. government. Nass said in the video how the former head of the CDC, Julie Gerberding, left the CDC, waited the required 12 months, then went to work as the President of Merck Vaccine. Both the CDC and Merck promote the controversial vaccine Gardisil (the CDC even had advertisements for Gardisil on its website), the human papillomavirus vaccine produced by Merck. Gardisil was fast tracked by the FDA and rushed to market ahead of completed safety studies and ahead of its competitor. But by the time it was approved, Gardasil was already an entrenched, recommended vaccine.  Merck’s deceptive and dishonest advertising planted cancer fears in the mind of consumers of a yet-unknown health crisis.

Dr. Nass addressed the Gardasil controversy specifically because lots of teenaged girls died after Gardisil vaccines. “Healthy girls don’t just die suddenly,” Nass said. She said the Gardisil studies were flawed, short and inconclusive, and said scientific misconduct led to how the drug was brought to market.

Dr. Nass is also an expert on the anthrax vaccine and Gulf War Syndrome.

Vaccines Are Safe. Vaccines Are Safe. Vaccines Are Safe.

“Vaccines are very safe, and certainly much safer than the diseases that they prevent,” Sen. Pan said at a press conference in February.

“Renee Gentry, a Washington D.C.–based vaccine-injury attorney and president of the Vaccine Injury Petitioners Bar Association, believes that injuries, however rare, should be a part of the public conversation,” Yahoo news reported. “’Vaccines are incredibly important, but we should treat them as they are — man-made pharmaceuticals that carry risk. The fear is that if you talk about that at all, people won’t vaccinate.’ But not discussing it is to deny reality. ‘To say there is nothing unsafe about vaccines — when you can have a reaction to an aspirin — makes no sense.”

“Informed consent is the underlying basis of medical care, and parents shouldn’t have to be afraid to raise questions with their doctors,” said Gentry. “Because yes, vaccine injuries are rare, but they do exist.’”

Dr. Suzanne Humphries said in a 2014 interview that using fear to stimulate the masses to get vaccines has been practiced for a long time. She said no alternatives to vaccines are proposed or suggested, and used the flu vaccine as an example, because the flu vaccine is not very effective. In addition to fear, they use a lot of “misinformation” and withholding of information regarding natural ways to combat disease and build up the immune system.

Drs. Humphries, Tenpenny and Nass each have videos on the above subjects.

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