California to tighten vaccine law despite outcry over parental rights

by Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times  |  published on June 10, 2015

6_102015_vaccines-california-2-28201_c0-152-3600-2250_s561x327The rash of tough pro-vaccine bills that infected state legislatures after the Disneyland measles outbreak has largely faded, and based on the uproar in California, it’s not hard to see why.

The state capitol has been flooded off and on for months with parental-choice advocates drawing thousands for protests against Senate Bill 277, which would eliminate personal belief or religious exemptions and require all children without a medical exemption to be vaccinated before entering public school.

And the outcry has only grown louder as the bill nears passage, spreading beyond the issue of vaccination safety and morphing into a full-blown revolt against government intrusion into civil liberties.

  • Parents should have the right to prevent their children from being force-vaccinated as a prerequisite for entering kindergarten.

    But they shouldn’t have the right to put their kids into public schools. Let them home school, or send them to expensive private schools. The private schools can make up any rules they choose.

    And it’s not just kids. HS graduates must show proof of vaccinations before being allowed to enter college – public or private universities. The students don’t HAVE to be vaccinated, but the schools don’t have to let them in, either.

    Everyone should have the choice. But your choice shouldn’t endanger me or my family. You have the right to pollute your own property, but as soon as the storm runoff or creek or aquifer takes your pollution into my property, that’s where your right to pollute ends. Isn’t that the libertarian, conservative way?

  • reagangs

    Suck it up Cali-for-nians . Your fellow demowits, progressives, liberals and commies voted the IDIOT into office. Wasn’t the IDIOT a “former” CA governor, before???? But you are beginning to get the right idea …. protest like you did back in the mid to late 1960s and use old Sal Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals on them. Giv’em headaches and ulcers.

  • KentS

    “morphing into a full-blown revolt against government intrusion into civil liberties.”

    I wish them the best of luck.

  • John VanderKelen

    Let illegal alien unvaccinated children cross the border with impunity and the make more laws for law abiding American citizens.

  • Gnowark

    It will be a brand-new section in Common-Core, under ‘How only your government can protect you children.’ Never Mind, that’s one of the oldest sections under ‘how only the NWO…’

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