10/9/2011 URGENT ACTION ALERT – AB499 UPDATE
AB499 was signed by Governor Brown on 10/9/2011. We were opposed to this bill and will work to overturn this legislation. Read NVIC's press release here:
HELP STOP COERCED VACCINATION OF CHILDREN BEHIND THE BACKS OF THEIR PARENTS
Last week we reached out to ask for your help to request that California Governor Jerry Brown VETO recently passed AB499 which permits minor children as young as 12 years old to be vaccinated with sexually transmitted disease vaccines without parental knowledge or parental consent.
The update is that the bill is still sitting on his desk awaiting his decision, and the only way to stop this offensive hijacking of parental rights by the State of California is a VETO issued by Governor Jerry Brown. If he signs the bill or does nothing, it becomes state law in California.
Thank you to everyone who acted last week and over the last few months following our alerts because your action has elevated this bill on the Governor’s radar. His phone line now has a choice specifically dedicated to you registering your opinion on AB499.
However, we all have to continue to repeatedly ASK Governor Brown to VETO AB499, and we need to reach so many more people who care and will do the same. Those who will profit from coerced vaccination of children without parental knowledge or consent are working hard to ensure the bill stays intact.
Governor Brown’s recent veto of another bill, SB 105, should be held up as even more support for him to VETO AB499. SB105 mandated that under-18 skiers and snowboarders wear helmets and created criminal penalties for the offending child and parents.
In his veto message, Governor Brown says that while he recognizes the value of helmets, he is “concerned about the continuing and seemingly inexorable transfer of authority from parents to the state” and that “parents have the ability and responsibility to make good choices for their children.” AB499 plain and simply without question transfers authority from parents to the state and unlike wearing a helmet, vaccines are an invasive medical procedure capable of causing injury and death in some children.
Also very troubling is that AB499 circumvents and is in violation of consumer safety protections upheld in federal law since 1986! NVIC’s co-founders worked with Congress on the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, 42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-26 letters (c) and (d) which require that the legal guardian of a child receive “prior to the administration” of a vaccination information including “a concise description of the risks associated with the vaccine” and “a statement of the availability of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.” How can that happen if the minor child is allowed to make vaccination decisions without the knowledge or consent of their parent?
The bottom line is that if Governor Brown does not veto AB499, your right as a parent to say no to a vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease for your children as young as 12 has been removed by the State of California. Children are not capable of truly evaluating medical and pharmaceutical risks, and yet school and medical personnel can now legally vaccinate children with vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases without the parent’s knowledge or consent. ASK Governor Brown to VETO AB499 TODAY!
PLEASE TAKE ACTION
1) IMMEDIATELY FORWARD THIS ALERT to everyone you know, especially including organizations who can reach large numbers of families.
Our entire country needs to come together and send the state government of California the strong message: KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OUR KIDS! If we let this stand in California, count on this coming to your state next.
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