I recently discovered that the government is looking to remove YOUR choice to decide what goes into your children’s bodies in the form of a bill called SB 277. It overrides parents’ refusal of their children being vaccinated due to religion, personal preference, and the general interest of the child—public, charter, and private schools, which includes homeschoolers, are not excused from this mandate. My family has stayed incredibly healthy by implementing vitamins into our routine rather than be vaccinated after a serious family reaction to them years ago. I know that not everyone shares the same opinion on whether the constant and rapid influx of vaccines into a child’s system is a positive or negative thing–they can be both helpful and incredibly harmful–but I think we can all agree that the decision to choose should NOT be left to a third party who has no personal interest in your child and cannot decide from their distant standpoint what is best for them, potentially against your own will, I might add. You, the parent, should be allowed to make that choice regarding your child’s health. Please read this post my sister did on the issue of SB 277, read the brief articles, and decide for yourself. Katie’s post is written from a personal story of how she dealt with the side effects of vaccines, but it is also an incredibly valid argument. If you follow the links to the articles, you’ll also find email and phone numbers to call and voice your necessary and valid opinion on this issue (before April 6th, 2015). Please also be sure to pass along any articles and posts that you would like to share with others who feel that this lack of choice is a concern.
“We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind’s greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.” –Elizabeth Rubler-Ross