Vaccine Exemptions Under Dire Threat

by Sarah Activism, VaccinationComments: 95

The gloves have come off.

Since the H1N1 fiasco two years ago, Big Pharma is now officially losing the vaccine safety debate.

With the CDC’s recent announcement that autism is up 78% in 10 years with a shocking 1 in 54 boys now autistic and large scale international surveys reporting that unvaccinated children have far fewer health and behavior problems than their vaccinated peers, hollow assurances by pediatricians and government officials that vaccines pose no threat to children’s health are no longer working.   Parents are taking matters into their own hands and opting out of the mandatory vaccine schedule in increasing numbers.

Big Pharma’s response?

Forget the debate.   Time to legislate.

The first shot across the bow indicating that the vaccine debate had taken a very ugly turn occurred when Governor Brown signed AB499 in California in October 2011 which allows vaccination of minor children without parental consent.

Now, vaccine exemptions themselves are under fire from coast to coast.

In Vermont, Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen has joined forces with State Senator Kevin Mullin and State Representative George Till to disallow the philosophical exemption to vaccination with 2 separate bills: S. 199 and H. 527.

In typical bureaucratic fashion, Dr. Chen talks out of both sides of his mouth when discussing the issue. While claiming that he has “absolute respect” for parents “to make their own decisions”, he speciously joins with medical trade organizations underwritten by vaccine manufacturers to conspire to take away the right of Vermont parents to make vaccine decisions for their children.

New Threat in California – Worse Than AB499

In California, a similar and very troubling situation has emerged.

AB2109 introduced by Assembly Member Dr. Richard Pan MD would require parents to obtain the signature of a MD, nurse practicioner, or physician’s assistant before exercising their philosophical exemption for opting out of vaccination for their children.  Chiropractors and naturopaths are not permitted to sign.

In other words, if AB2109 becomes law, a parent needs permission to exercise their freedom to opt out of  a voluntary medical procedure.  A similar bill became law in Washington State just last year.

Would a conventional medico actually sign the form in the first place?   Fat chance.  Here’s why according to Dr. Tim O’Shea in a recent newsletter:

  • They won’t meet their quota of vaccinated children in order to get their bonuses.
  •  They will get reduced reimbursement rates from insurance companies because of the vaccination requirements.
  • They will be afraid of liability in case the unvaccinated child they signed for gets a disease from the vaccinated.

That’s right.  Docs get paid nice bonuses for meeting vaccination quotas.  That’s why you’re shown the door as a patient in many cases if you don’t vaccinate.

Time to Resist or Lose Your Freedom to Opt Out

The window for vaccine exemption is closing and it’s closing fast.  The chances of AB2109 passing in California are high given how easily a similar bill passed in Washington state where many more informed parents opt out of vaccines than in California.

Once California falls, other states will domino in line within just a few years and that is virtually guaranteed unless a massive resistance is quickly formed.

If you live in California, it’s time to raise a ruckus.

Be in Sacramento at the hearing on April 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm Room 4202.  The address is: 1301 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

You can also flood your state representative’s office with calls about this bill.  This is not a time to be nice and quietly express your concern over AB2109.  It’s time to be outraged and demand that this bill and the huge threat to health freedom it represents be stopped.

Click here to find your California representative with easy links for contacting them.

This current bill represents the largest threat to vaccine choice yet. What will your response be?


Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

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Comments (95)

  • Vitality Enthusiast via Facebook

    Thank you so much for sharing this important information. I have great respect for all the information you publish and a great appreciation for the work you do in diligently researching important topics to present accurate information. Again, THANK YOU!

    August 27th, 2012 1:21 pm Reply
  • Viktorija Kodija via Facebook

    That is all so awful :(

    August 25th, 2012 11:57 pm Reply
  • Holly Anne Jorgensen via Facebook

    If you’re not a Californian I assume you can’t do anything? I just got denied the army benefit of daycare/after school care for my refusal to vaccinate even though my kids go to regular school with all these exact same children every day! It’s their way of punishment and the state of Texas tries to punish non-vacc people in many subtle ways too! I’m speaking to a colonel about this any day now, expecting a call and I’m going to emphasize that I feel my constitutional rights are being VIOLATED

    August 25th, 2012 6:22 pm Reply
  • Claudia Marquez via Facebook

    If anyone is interested come and join,

    August 25th, 2012 1:07 pm Reply
  • Liz May

    The British Government has a whole department for dealing with and compensating for Vaccine Damage. Sounds like an admission to me. Hope this info helps your cause.

    August 25th, 2012 12:47 pm Reply
  • Liz May via Facebook

    If vaccines are so safe then why does the British Government have a whole department for dealing with and compensating for Vaccine Damage???

    August 25th, 2012 12:45 pm Reply
  • Layla Marcale Alvey via Facebook

    melissa dont feel bad that you missed this news..afterall isn’t what the celebrities are having for lunch more important than our rights as is reported on the nightly news??? this sickens me

    August 25th, 2012 12:38 pm Reply
  • Lauralee Lien via Facebook

    sharing with your comment

    August 25th, 2012 12:35 pm Reply
  • Susan Waite Blanchfield via Facebook

    Can they make a law that over rules the 1st amendment?

    August 25th, 2012 12:30 pm Reply
  • Melissa Kelly via Facebook

    How did I miss this! I live in California and hadn’t heard of
    This. :/ My ped does not agree with me but has always been totally respectful of my decision and I know he would sign but the bottom line is he should in no way be involved and have that power over me.

    August 25th, 2012 11:44 am Reply
  • Kristie C

    I believe their is a bigger link between circumcision & Autism. It is estimated that 1 in 88 children will be diagnosed with ASDs with 5 times more cases among boys (1 in 54) versus girls (1 in 252.)

    August 25th, 2012 11:31 am Reply
  • Sarah Kirkell via Facebook

    Thanksf or this link! Autism isn’t the only adverse reaction to vaccines. Febrile seizure is documented and has generated awards for parents and kids in vaccine court. Several other adverse reactions have too. We wouldn’t continue to have a vaccine court if this wasn’t an issue. Circumventing parental approval makes no sense!

    August 25th, 2012 10:21 am Reply
  • Kerri Alicia Galea Price via Facebook

    Thats why I would never live in Cali–for so many other reasons too!!

    August 25th, 2012 10:18 am Reply
  • Elisabeth Tull via Facebook

    Sumner, it sounds like you’re in the same city that I am. You might try Arnold Family Health Center. They’re unable to give vaccs there because of regulations regarding storage (they used to keep vaccs and lunch in the same fridge, but can’t anymore) so they don’t hassle you. It’s in the St Anthony network. Dr Ballard is the best.

    August 25th, 2012 9:59 am Reply
  • Darlene Laird via Facebook

    A doctor is going to evaluate my religious beliefs? I mean….

    August 25th, 2012 9:54 am Reply
  • Lyndsey Stang via Facebook

    Funny, never knew a doctor could tell whether you are true to a specific religion or not. Since when did they become God?

    August 25th, 2012 9:53 am Reply
  • Summer Thorp-Lancaster via Facebook

    I don’t believe she would. Luckily, there is an independent doc here who is anti-vax and probably would. I choose to utilize my doc because she’s covered by our insurance and the only time we go in is if we need something we absolutely can not do at home. Truthfully, I doubt our state would even think of trying this type of vax measure. We have a very large, very strong base of consumers who put up a fuss about these things. Of course, I could be eating my words…last year, another “mandated” newborn screening passed without so much as a peep from anyone about it. I only caught it because I was scanning bills for something else.

    August 25th, 2012 9:43 am Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    A quiet doc who doesn’t bother you about your choices is fine but you have to wonder if push came to shove whether she would actually sign off on your religious exemption if given the choice.

    August 25th, 2012 9:38 am Reply
  • Elisabeth Tull via Facebook

    How would my doctor know what my faith is? Can he listen to my soul through his stethoscope? Ridiculous!

    August 25th, 2012 9:37 am Reply
  • Summer Thorp-Lancaster via Facebook

    Exactly! I’ve always felt fortunate to have a quiet doc. She doesn’t
    agree with my no vaxing, but she leaves me alone about it. When the family practice she works for was bought out by big company Mercy (used to be St. John’s here), things started changing. Scary things. Docs getting pushy
    about drugs. Most recently, other families have been dropped from care for
    not vaxing. These are the peds, of course, but I wonder how long before
    we’re in the same boat. I guess I missed the memo where doctors became gods…..I thought they were people we paid for services rendered…like a roofer or a plumber or whatever. We’re the boss, they’re the employee.

    August 25th, 2012 9:29 am Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    Can you imagine having to have your pediatric robot doctor who gets bonus love from Big Pharma based on his vaccine compliance rate actually have to sign off on your religious exemption? Like that is actually going to ever happen!

    August 25th, 2012 9:24 am Reply
  • Summer Thorp-Lancaster via Facebook

    Eek! This is such an important right to have!!

    August 25th, 2012 9:20 am Reply
  • S.F.

    OMG I just found this out way too late! I so would have gone up to Sac to raise hell!

    I LIVE HERE in Sh*tsville California….please tell me what the outcome was?


    April 18th, 2012 12:58 pm Reply
    • Cindy

      It passed out of the health committee. Here’s the vote. You should join the Facebook Page Californians Against AB2109. There are links to the video of the hearing that has been posted on You Tube. The bill still has to go through the full assembly and the senate, so it’s far from over.
      Here’s the vote – UNOFFICIAL BALLOT
      MEASURE: AB 2109
      AUTHOR: Pan
      TOPIC: Communicable disease: immunization exemption.
      DATE: 04/17/2012
      MOTION: Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on
      (AYES 13. NOES 5.) (PASS)


      Monning Ammiano Atkins Bonilla
      Eng Gordon Hayashi Roger Hernández
      Bonnie Lowenthal Mitchell Pan V. Manuel Pérez


      Logue Mansoor Nestande Silva



      April 18th, 2012 3:30 pm Reply
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  • Shawn Siegel

    No one in the vaccine industry – including the CDC and the insiders in the medical profession – is surprised at the 1 in 88 figure; they’d have been surprised if it had been better. Were they to confess all, they’d be announcing as I type that, unless there’s a significant change in the well-established annual autism increase, by 2020, 1 in 10 boys will be on the spectrum; by 2025, 1 in 5; and by 2030 – all of ’em. By 2038, they’ll be joined by all the girls.

    It’s a preposterous situation. There should be an immediate, three-year cessation of all vaccinations, to determine the effects. After all, the vast majority of people have little problem fighting off disease, and the prospect of literally facing a nation whose entire population of youth are neurologically damaged or learning impaired demands drastic action.

    Both the California and Vermont bills, of course, are steps in the wrong direction. Legislators instead should be criminalizing failure to provide all relevant negative vaccine information to every potential vaccinee, including the poignant fact that our best means of determining actual vaccine risk – VAERS – is dysfunctional, with estimates of the percentage of actual serious adverse reactions that ever get reported as low as 1%.

    April 11th, 2012 7:18 pm Reply
    • D.

      Herein lies the biggest part of the problem – vaccine damages go unreported or unacknowledged because the doctor’s don’t want to report them. They say they are unsure what caused the reaction, even if the parents come right out and say “our child was recently vaccinated” or whatever. But let it be damage or illness from raw milk and the phone is in their hand before the words are out of parents mouths. So unreported adverse events are then categorized as collateral damage of unknown origin. I really don’t know who THAT classification is supposed to help, but the medical folks are protecting their own, to be sure. It’s not about helping find causes and it’s not about the health of children, it’s about cronyism in the ranks.

      April 11th, 2012 7:58 pm Reply
  • Crystal & Co

    Oh my goodness. This is nuts and infuriates me.

    We are in Texas. We have the option to sign a Conscientious Objector Form, but many people do not know it exists and it is very hard to find online. And you cannot just print it online. They want you to call them and request it so they can add you to a list. They want the children’s names in advance for each form.

    Our public schools bully parents telling them their child will be sent home on the first day of school if their child is not immunized. They never mention the fact that the schedule is just a recommendation in Texas and they never ever mention the fact that a Conscientious Objector Form even exists. It makes me so upset. They are very deceitful.

    Some things to think about:

    As of 2001, the human vaccine market were a 7 BILLION dollar a year business. Eleven years later I am sure it is much, much more than that.

    If you would not give your child a spoonful of formaldehyde, tar, aluminum or ethylene glycol (the main ingredient in anti-freeze) then why would you give them 30 vaccines before they are 5 years of age?

    The schedule in many states, such as Texas, is a RECOMMENDED SCHEDULES. It is not the law.

    There is an adverse reaction log that tracks the horrible side effects children are encountering after these vaccinations: convulsions, loss of consciousness, autoimmune disorders, fever, shock, seizures, coma and even death, just to name a few.

    Educate yourself. Your child could be that 1 in 54 or 1 in 200 or 1 in 1,000 or 1 in 100,000. And how do you think the state or the doctor is effected if that is the case? They just add you to the adverse reaction log.

    Sorry, this topic is very hot for me.

    April 11th, 2012 7:15 pm Reply
  • Jennifer

    I really appreciate your covering this. It’s an important bill. I’m in CA, writing my assembly member and hoping this doesn’t pass.

    April 9th, 2012 11:14 pm Reply
  • Cindy

    There’s a Facebook Page, Californians Against AB2109!/groups/393039350720224/

    For updates, alerts and more information on legislation concerning vaccine issues in all of the states register for the NVIC (National Vaccine Information Center) Advocacy Portal.

    April 8th, 2012 1:02 am Reply
  • jim

    West Virginian’s do not have a philosophical or medical exemption. We’d give our left arm for this language. Finding a doctor to sign off would at least be a choice.

    April 6th, 2012 6:33 am Reply
  • Cana

    The reason that it tends to run in families is because the family members share the same culture of eating. Read Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride’s book Gut and Psychology Syndrome. She found that all autistic kids have all inflammatory gut. The leaky gut leads to cancer, allergies, autoimmune issues, etc. All of the illnesses you mentioned above. Poor diet, vaccines, antibiotics, prescription and over the counter medication, birth control pills, chemicals, etc. all contribute to the leaky gut. You are correct in that a sick pregnant woman will give birth to a sick infant.

    April 5th, 2012 11:31 pm Reply
    • Julie

      I want to find the answer to why they are so many cases of Autism…but putting out information out there that isn’t true doesn’t help. There are PLENTY of families that have a healthy diet, have never been on birth control, etc…and STILL have a child with Autism. Please site sources or better yet, are you are Doctor?

      April 7th, 2012 2:14 am Reply
      • CMMOM

        Define healthy.

        April 10th, 2012 10:38 am Reply
  • Dianne

    I doubt any doctor would sign this:

    Physician’s Warranty of Vaccine Safety

    I (Physician’s name, degree)_________________________, _____ am a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of ________________. My State license number is _______________ , and my DEA number is _______________. My medical specialty is ________________________

    I have a thorough understanding of the risks and benefits of all the medications that I prescribe for or administer to my patients. In the case of (Patient’s name) ___________________________ , age _________ , whom I have examined, I find that certain risk factors exist that justify the recommended vaccinations. The following is a list of said risk factors and the vaccinations that will protect against them:
    Risk Factor ____________________________________________
    Vaccination ___________________________________________
    Risk Factor ____________________________________________
    Vaccination ___________________________________________
    Risk Factor ____________________________________________
    Vaccination ___________________________________________
    Risk Factor ____________________________________________
    Vaccination ___________________________________________
    Risk Factor ____________________________________________
    Vaccination ___________________________________________
    Risk Factor ____________________________________________
    Vaccination ___________________________________________

    I am aware that vaccines typically contain many of the following fillers:

    * aluminum hydroxide
    * aluminum phosphate
    * ammonium sulfate
    * amphotericin B
    * animal tissues: pig blood, horse blood, rabbit brain,
    * dog kidney, monkey kidney,
    * chick embryo, chicken egg, duck egg
    * calf (bovine) serum
    * betapropiolactone
    * fetal bovine serum
    * formaldehyde
    * formalin
    * gelatin
    * glycerol
    * human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)
    * hydrolized gelatin
    * mercury thimerosol (thimerosal, Merthiolate(r))
    * monosodium glutamate (MSG)
    * neomycin
    * neomycin sulfate
    * phenol red indicator
    * phenoxyethanol (antifreeze)
    * potassium diphosphate
    * potassium monophosphate
    * polymyxin B
    * polysorbate 20
    * polysorbate 80
    * porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein
    * residual MRC5 proteins
    * sorbitol
    * tri(n)butylphosphate,
    * VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey kidney cells, and
    * washed sheep red blood

    and, hereby, warrant that these ingredients are safe for injection into the body of my patient. I have researched reports to the contrary, such as reports that mercury thimerosol causes severe neurological and immunological damage, and find that they are not credible.

    I am aware that some vaccines have been found to have been contaminated with Simian Virus 40 (SV 40) and that SV 40 is causally linked by some researchers to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and mesotheliomas in humans as well as in experimental animals. I hereby warrant that the vaccines I employ in my practice do not contain SV 40 or any other live viruses. (Alternately, I hereby warrant that said SV-40 virus or other viruses pose no substantive risk to my patient.)

    I hereby warrant that the vaccines I am recommending for the care of (Patient’s name) _______________ _______________________ do not contain any tissue from aborted human babies (also known as “fetuses”).

    In order to protect my patient’s well being, I have taken the following steps to guarantee that the vaccines I will use will contain no damaging contaminants.

    STEPS TAKEN: ______________________________________________________

    I have personally investigated the reports made to the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) and state that it is my professional opinion that the vaccines I am recommending are safe for administration to a child under the age of 5 years.

    The bases for my opinion are itemized on Exhibit A, attached hereto, — “Physician’s Bases for Professional Opinion of Vaccine Safety.” (Please itemize each recommended vaccine separately along with the bases for arriving at the conclusion that the vaccine is safe for administration to a child under the age of 5 years.)

    The professional journal articles I have relied upon in the issuance of this Physician’s Warranty of Vaccine Safety are itemized on Exhibit B, attached hereto, — “Scientific Articles in Support of Physician’s Warranty of Vaccine Safety.”

    The professional journal articles that I have read which contain opinions adverse to my opinion are itemized on Exhibit C, attached hereto, — “Scientific Articles Contrary to Physician’s Opinion of Vaccine Safety”

    The reasons for my determining that the articles in Exhibit C were invalid are delineated in Attachment D, attached hereto, — “Physician’s Reasons for Determining the Invalidity of Adverse Scientific Opinions.”

    Hepatitis B

    I understand that 60 percent of patients who are vaccinated for Hepatitis B will lose detectable antibodies to Hepatitis B within 12 years. I understand that in 1996 only 54 cases of Hepatitis B were reported to the CDC in the 0-1 year age group. I understand that in the VAERS, there were 1,080 total reports of adverse reactions from Hepatitis B vaccine in 1996 in the 0-1 year age group, with 47 deaths reported.

    I understand that 50 percent of patients who contract Hepatitis B develop no symptoms after exposure. I understand that 30 percent will develop only flu-like symptoms and will have lifetime immunity. I understand that 20 percent will develop the symptoms of the disease, but that 95 percent will fully recover and have lifetime immunity.

    I understand that 5 percent of the patients who are exposed to Hepatitis B will become chronic carriers of the disease. I understand that 75 percent of the chronic carriers will live with an asymptomatic infection and that only 25 percent of the chronic carriers will develop chronic liver disease or liver cancer, 10-30 years after the acute infection. The following scientific studies have been performed to demonstrate the safety of the Hepatitis B vaccine in children under the age of 5 years.

    In addition to the recommended vaccinations as protections against the above cited risk factors, I have recommended other non-vaccine measures to protect the health of my patient and have enumerated said non-vaccine measures on Exhibit D, attached hereto, “Non-vaccine Measures to Protect Against Risk Factors.” I am issuing this Physician’s Warranty of Vaccine Safety in my professional capacity as the attending physician to (Patient’s name) ________________________________. Regardless of the legal entity under which I normally practice medicine, I am issuing this statement in both my business and individual capacities and hereby waive any statutory, Common Law, Constitutional, UCC, international treaty, and any other legal immunities from liability lawsuits in the instant case. I issue this document of my own free will after consultation with competent legal counsel whose name is _____________________________, an attorney admitted to the Bar in the State of __________________ .

    __________________________________ (Name of Attending Physician)
    __________________________________ L.S. (Signature of Attending Physician)
    Signed on this _______ day of ______________ A.D. ________
    Witness: _______________________________ Date: _____________________
    Notary Public: ___________________________Date: ______________________

    April 5th, 2012 10:20 pm Reply
    • D.

      Any doctor worth his salt would sign it. If they won’t, they are admitting to being a liar. It’s pretty plain and simple, and if I were a parent today, I would make dozens of copies of this and give it to friends who feel the same about vax. Plus, I would take several copies to appointments with any doctor/pediatrician anytime I had to take a child in for an appointment (or just skip the appointment – that would be the smart thing to do). You see, doctors and hospitals and phrma companies are no longer held liable for vaccine damages. The DOJ says no one can prove that vax are the problem. Well yeah, it’s kinda hard to prove collateral damage. I mean, 20 years down the road who can really say what caused this or that – but a thinking person might connect the dots, and that’s what the medical industry of today is afraid of. They are liars, working for da phrma man. They could care less about the “health” of you or your baby.

      April 5th, 2012 10:29 pm Reply
  • Hannah Springer

    It was fascinating to me to listen to this past weekend’s edition of This American Life, all about how governmental decisions really get made. If you have time, look it up (April 2, #461, Take the Money and Run). It is an alarming episode in many ways, but interesting to hear that our elected representatives will seldom go against a big public outcry even when the corporations are pushing for a certain decision.

    Aside from raising our voices, the best way to undermine the power of the corporations which fund our government is to STOP buying their products as much as we possibly can.

    April 5th, 2012 10:14 pm Reply
  • Drea

    Thanks Sarah I was thinking a good post for you to do/subject for you to research would be what we want our non axed kids to get. I know chicken pox for sure. I was just told to make sure my girls get rubella but I never hear of anyone having that. It’s a bit confusing. are there any articles you could refer me to?

    April 5th, 2012 7:13 pm Reply
    • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      I am not a chicken pox party person. My kids have all had pertussis but I didn’t seek it out. I believe in letting nature take its course and not interfering one way or the other. If they get exposed, then so be it. I have full faith their immune systems can handle whatever comes their way, but I am not going to actively engage it in an unnatural situation by having them interact with someone who is sick and contagious.

      April 5th, 2012 7:26 pm Reply
  • suzanne robin

    I home school and my kids have no vaccines. I told their pediatrician, now retired, that I would not vaccinate due to family history of autoimmune disease, ADD. and allergies. She sent me to a pediatric allergist specialist with my first child who looked at my health and family history, and said it was fine to vaccinate. The risk was no higher than the average person he said. I do not believe in putting toxins, chemicals, poisons, or harmful non-natural substances into the body. I looked at my newborn who was already struggling with a serious reflux issue and couldn’t imagine loading her up with toxins that her little body would have to fight, and I said, “thank you doctor.” I went back to our pediatrician and said, we will not be vaccinating. She was totally okay with it, and no subsequent docs have ever asked if we needed a vac. Before my babies were born, I read every book currently published on the issue. It is a very hard issue, because there are diseases out there. A year and half ago, my two contracted and extremely bad case of Whooping Cough. They were actively sick for four months and missed many, many days of school. I seriously questioned my decision at the time. Being up all thorugh the night with both of them and sleeping with them and taking them to appointments and caring for them for nine months caused my own health to fail miserably from the stress and lack of sleep. Even now almost two years later, they are having constant respiratory illnesses. Prior to the WC they were extremely healthy–no ear infections or antibiotic use. WC is a terrible, frightening illness as they gas for air and cough up bowlfuls of thick mucous. And then throw-up as well. I’ve never seen or experienced anything like it. All that said, the main issue here is that what goes into our children’s bodies and where they go to school etc should be the FREE decision of the parents!!! We have to fight to keep our freedom in this country. It’s becoming a scary place to live. Even natural birth and home birth is hard to come by these days. I was fortunate to have two natural births, one with a mid-wife and my husband, in the hospital. My doc made me come into the hospital once my water broke and tried to force pitocin on me to restart labor. I had to stall and fight against it. Our liberties are daily threatened here. The Liberals are the ones that want more goverment control. They do not follow the vision of our founding fathers. We have come so far from that.

    April 5th, 2012 6:08 pm Reply
  • J.Ashley Webster

    Isn’t it ironic how Michelle Obama is so concerned for our “healthy eating habits”, but has never made any attempt to fight for healthy vaccines? It is interesting to me how they pick and choose what they will use for a platform. Personally, these 2 issues go hand in hand- it is complete health, not just eating healthy. You can tell, just by seeing the legislation and blatant neglect of families devaststed by the effects of vaccines, that there is so much government funding wrapped up in these vaccine programs no politician would ever go against the flow here. It will be amazing to me if we can even find one who is willing to fight our prgressive, socialist President on this issue.

    April 5th, 2012 5:38 pm Reply
  • Stanley Fishman

    This is a crucial issue. The bill must be stopped in California. If not, all vaccine choice will be lost, and more of our freedom will be lost forever.

    April 5th, 2012 5:38 pm Reply
  • Tony

    Repeal Citizens United v. FEC

    The symbiosis of govt and corporations ( in this case big pharma ) is slowly taking away our choices aka liberties. This is exactly why you are seeing things like mandatory vaccines, the banning of raw milk, etc, etc.

    No one should be able to dictate a person’s healthcare choices.

    Corporations are NOT people.

    April 5th, 2012 5:07 pm Reply
  • D.

    Isn’t Dr. O’Shea a marvel? I found his site about three or four years ago (maybe more) and have been sharing it with lots of people since then. I have his latest edition Vaccination is Not Immunization book and have shared information from it with many of my clients.

    Fighting behemoth agencies like the AMA, APA, BigPhrma – as well as the gubment goons – is going to become a monumental task for the citizens of the USA very soon. I try to stay upbeat and focused about it but we seem to be losing battle after battle where our rights are concerned. They all seem to want control of us, yet I don’t think they know what they’re going to do with us once they actually have this control. I guess that part remains to be seen, as they are probably not organized enough to have planned that far ahead. Right now they’re just concerned with stripping us of our parental and other rights as fast as possible. Sometimes we are losing rights we don’t even realize we’ve lost. It’s getting scary. I’m glad my parenting days are over, to be honest.

    April 5th, 2012 5:01 pm Reply
  • Kelli

    When it comes to vaccines and other health matters the government has overreached. No wonder more parents are homeschooling their kids!

    April 5th, 2012 4:33 pm Reply
    • Contrray Mary

      In Tennessee they still expect you to turn in a vaccination schedule, even if you homeschool. Tennessee government is also passing laws making vaccinations mandatory. Eleven year old are now expected to get a “booster.” I saw a sign at Knoxville’s health department three years ago, that was campaigning that all adults will be expected to get boosters, too. The time has come that our voices are ignored, so our only option is to either let our children say no and take it to the highest Court and stall it and hope to win, or dismantling this enslaving government. That’s it, because petitions no longer works, nor does letting your local government know you will oust them, nothing does! So two choices. The future is in our hands.

      April 3rd, 2013 11:01 pm Reply
  • Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

    Thanks Sarah. Just shared on my fanpage and on Twitter.

    April 5th, 2012 3:29 pm Reply
  • Sherif

    Interesting that physicians would be afraid of being sued after a kid didn’t get the vaccine, but don’t think there’s much of a chance they might be sued if someone is harmed by the vaccine. It goes to show you that the laws likely make it really hard to sue over harm caused by a vaccine because the conventional (and governmental) position is that “vaccines save lives AND are completely safe. And even if many people have gotten sick right after being administered certain vaccines, it’s likely a coincidence and there is ‘no evidence’ that it was caused by the vaccine, and ‘correlation doesn’t establish causation’ … “

    April 5th, 2012 2:40 pm Reply
    • Helen T.

      What a good point! And it shows how truth can be so manipulated…..that is hides in plain sight.

      April 5th, 2012 3:44 pm Reply
    • Kim

      There’s a special government fund to cover damages caused by vaccines. This is to protect the availability of the vaccines. Warped.

      April 5th, 2012 11:03 pm Reply
  • Mike Tara McMillan via Facebook

    I am an Autism parent, and I can tell you – I feel the revolution, its coming, change is inevitable.

    April 5th, 2012 2:23 pm Reply
  • Mike Tara McMillan via Facebook

    I am an Autism parent, and I can tell you – I feel the revolution, its coming, change is inevitable.

    April 5th, 2012 2:23 pm Reply
  • Stacey

    Did you just hear about the “epidemic” of whooping cough in Washington State (in NBC radio news)? The only way to fight it is to vaccinate (of course)! More fuel for their fire. More money in BigPharma’s pockets. I live in VT and homeschool (2 in high school since last year, used phil. exempt) and one to start in 2014. I’ll take any path open to me to keep them from sticking my kids. I used to think this was a liberal state, but the govt is doing everything it can to make life difficult – legislation against raw milk, difficulties to homeschoolers, now the vaccine issue – despite the fact that the people WANT these freedoms. Gonna get worse b4 it gets better!

    April 5th, 2012 2:10 pm Reply
    • TInaC

      It seems to me that the more liberal the state, the worse the regulation. Liberalism does not equate with personal freedom it seems.

      April 5th, 2012 4:32 pm Reply
  • Carolyn

    Just wanted to let you all know that the committee members you call may try to put you off by saying you’re not in their district, so they can’t register you’re call. Tell them that is not relevant in this case as it regards a proposed bill coming before a committee that he/she sits on that affects all CA residents, not just those from his district.

    April 5th, 2012 1:45 pm Reply
  • Sunny Day via Facebook

    Thanks thehealthyhomeeconomist been following you a long time. Always so informative. Much appreciated!!

    April 5th, 2012 1:26 pm Reply
  • Helen T.

    You know what is scarier than the legislation? It’s the fact that there are so many lawmakers and their enablers are willing to push it through. Don’t these people have grandkids? Who among them HAVE THEMSELVES kept any reasonable doubt that they don’t have to be PUSHED by the rest of us? I honestly can’t believe this number of legislators are morally bankrupt, but it is indeed dire.

    Blood Money – I don’t know how they sleep at night.

    April 5th, 2012 1:14 pm Reply
  • Mati Senerchia via Facebook

    We need to preserve vaccine exemptions for many reasons, but autism is genetic and a more likely cause for the increase is assortive mating.

    April 5th, 2012 1:12 pm Reply
    • D.

      Autism is not genetic.

      April 5th, 2012 10:32 pm Reply
      • Julie

        There is no proof that Autism is NOT genetic. I am wary of vaccines, but I don’t think they “cause” Autism since there have been Autistic people for a very long time, just not diagnosed.

        April 7th, 2012 2:11 am Reply
        • D.

          If they were undiagnosed, how do you know they were truly autistic?? You’re the one asking for “proof” and you put out a statement like that? Autism has exploded in the past 20 years or so. It would seem that connecting the dots to something about that 20 years which changed drastically would only make sense. People tend to want to blame genetics for everything and that is wholly not the case most of the time.

          Ok, you say there’s no proof that autism is not genetic. I’ll play your silly game – you prove it IS. See, this type of thing goes circular. No one is ever happy with any answer, even a fairly concrete answer, which is why Dr. Wakefield’s theory was vilified before it was even given the chance to be validated.

          People tend to be notional when it comes to diseases. My notion is that they are more chemical / environmental (read: toxin related) than anything. Drugs are definitely toxic, of that there is no doubt. Even the “good” drugs are toxic to some degree to someone. In the past six years I’ve lost two sisters. They both had rheumatoid arthritis et al, but neither of them died FROM the disease, they died from the treatment for the disease. I and my other siblings have no sign of RA and no one else in my family had it either. So is RA genetic? Those are questions which will always be answered with more questions. There IS no proof.

          April 7th, 2012 11:03 am Reply
          • Kamila

            My son’s speech therapist returned from an Autism Conference in the USA (Sep 2012) and just briefly told me that 36 world renown doctors pretty much agreed that autism is caused largely by environmental factors then diet and then genetics in that order.

            September 27th, 2012 3:58 pm
  • Heather G

    Since I can’t be in California I’ll have to stick to writing letters- not only to CA officials but also to those in my home state to make sure they know this won’t fly before they get the bright idea to try it

    April 5th, 2012 12:57 pm Reply
  • Kayleigh Sheckler via Facebook

    I’m in WA too, this is outrageous!!

    April 5th, 2012 12:49 pm Reply
  • Lura Diestelhorst via Facebook

    Wait, I’m in WA and didn’t know their was a similar law as what they are trying to pass in CA. Now I’m really scared!

    April 5th, 2012 12:48 pm Reply
    • IC

      In WA, a naturopath can sign your permission slip, at least.

      April 6th, 2012 2:15 am Reply
  • Lura Diestelhorst via Facebook

    Wait, I’m in WA and didn’t know their was a similar law as what they are trying to pass in CA. Now I’m really scared!

    April 5th, 2012 12:48 pm Reply
  • mya

    Hi Sarah,
    Wow! This is awful…we vaccinated our older kids because of lack of education, but with our youngest son we scaled way back. Wish I knew then what I know now; we wouldn’t have vaccinated at all!!
    On a side note Sarah, we have a boy turning 11 in May, and I was wondering what would be the best supportive foods for him as he enters puberty. He’s always been really healthy. He’s had antibiotics about 3x in his life…before I was aware of the dangers. However, this winter he seems to have caught everything that’s gone around. He recovered on his own with no doctor help, but I think maybe his immune system needs some help. Would entering the puberty stage require more nutritious support? It’s hard having a healthy kid get sick!
    Thanks so much!!

    April 5th, 2012 12:26 pm Reply
  • Jenna Darby Laughter via Facebook

    Scary and sad…

    April 5th, 2012 12:17 pm Reply
  • Rachel B

    Our overblown government needs to stay out of my body, my bedroom and my kitchen. I just hate that it’s forcing its way into all of our decisions where it has no business.

    April 5th, 2012 12:04 pm Reply
    • camille Duckworth

      WEll Said!

      April 6th, 2012 12:22 am Reply
  • Lisa Carpenter via Facebook

    resistance is futile

    April 5th, 2012 11:42 am Reply
  • Heather

    So thankful I have found a paediatrician on the central coast that told me at our 2 month visit that he will fight for parental rights regarding vaccination! He is so supportive, unlike any other I have encountered when we were in Dallas.

    April 5th, 2012 11:41 am Reply
    • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      I have no doubt that it is going to get to the point in the future where people have to move to another place possibly to get the food they need and the medical freedoms they deserve to stay healthy.

      People will eventually have to vote with their feet.

      April 5th, 2012 12:50 pm Reply
      • Monica

        things usually get really bad before they get better. Lets just hope they do get better – so my grandchildren, or great grandchildren, don’t have to flea the country… :-/

        April 11th, 2012 3:45 pm Reply
        • D.

          There is no where to “flee” to. That’s the problem. Other countries are in as bad, or worse, shape than we are – in one way or another. Unless someone opens a new planet, we’re in trouble.

          April 11th, 2012 4:25 pm Reply
      • D.

        I recently read this article, and thought about it while viewing the posts here – where people are contemplating a “move” to somewhere, anywhere else. Well, on the surface that always sounds like such a great idea. But if you read this article, you’ll see that even moving to a country similar in many ways (as well as different in many ways) to the USA, is a VERY big step. The pitfalls to it are usually unknown unless someone who’s already done it, like the woman who wrote the article, shares their experiences. Well worth reading if you’re even mildly considering the idea of a move to another country.

        April 11th, 2012 5:40 pm Reply
        • Kamila

          I am an immigrant to the US and I only partly agree with that article. The issue is quite complex and despite being married here I would consider moving to another country in a heart beat. USA has huge issues.


          September 27th, 2012 3:52 pm Reply
      • Kaley

        I totally agree Sarah. There are only certain places I would live based on these sorts of things. I can’t believe they are trying to slip this bill through legislation. I sometimes wonder why elected officials lack common sense, I guess they are just thinking about their own pockets books. Big Pharma is always paying someone under the table.

        April 11th, 2012 6:31 pm Reply
  • Em Singh via Facebook

    Mike, no they don’t.. they just “lead to it”… (sarcasm) I love how vaccine advocates like to mince words. Fact remains that vaccines can and have damaged and killed people. The one-size-fits-all and “your kid shoudl get the jab cause mine did” has got to go!

    April 5th, 2012 11:39 am Reply
  • Kateri Scott via Facebook

    So many rights being taken away!!

    April 5th, 2012 11:33 am Reply
  • Lori Devine

    Wait a minute. I was aware that Dr. Sears proposed that doctors sign a form stating that parents have been EDUCATED of the risks of non-vaccinating? I didn’t think that there was much more to it than that.

    April 5th, 2012 11:28 am Reply
  • Mike Tara McMillan via Facebook

    that will never happen. Vaccination causes autism.

    April 5th, 2012 11:27 am Reply
  • Amy Snow via Facebook

    Wonder how long till we’re vaccinatinv against autism.. :-/

    April 5th, 2012 11:18 am Reply
  • watchmom3

    Wherever the battle is for vaccine freedom; everyone must be ready! This is horrible and requires action and discussion with our friends and family! I am sickened at the blatant disreguard for human life by these corrupt corporations/policiticians! PRAY and ask GOD for help, as this is of the most DIRE nature to all of us. Thank you Sarah.

    April 5th, 2012 11:14 am Reply
  • Diane Schmid Laverty via Facebook

    keep fighting back!! Say no to their false and ridiculous statement that vaccines are mandatory, from schools to the workplace!!

    April 5th, 2012 11:12 am Reply
  • Amy Jane (Serendipity ScrapNook)

    Related to the earlier post about the infant who was taken away (albeit briefly) from her parents, and the unwelcome vaccination she received as well, do you have a stance on the Parental Rights Amendment that some people think should stop this pattern of overruling/disregarding parents?

    April 5th, 2012 10:37 am Reply
    • Rachel

      Go to and get on their mailing list, and you can be updated on how its going. I believe they have hit a minor roadblock right now, but cant remember the exact details.

      April 5th, 2012 5:15 pm Reply
      • Kim

        They are through the roadblock. An organization with similar values had some concerns about the wording of the amendment. was unable to satisfy them but has decided to move ahead anyway.

        April 5th, 2012 10:52 pm Reply
  • Beth

    Scary stuff.

    One thing you can do is support, and donate money to if possible, the National Health Freedom Coalition / National Health Freedom Action, which exists expressly to combat these types of legislative efforts whenever and wherever they are introduced across the country.

    April 5th, 2012 10:37 am Reply
  • Ad

    Do you know how they are handling those children who already are in schools and have the exemption form signed and documented?

    April 5th, 2012 10:25 am Reply
    • IC

      In WA, when a booster is due, you need the permission slip signed to avoid that particular booster.

      April 6th, 2012 2:05 am Reply
  • Sarah

    I will be moving to California in 2 months! Can a person who maintains voting in another state (military) still call to voice an opinion?

    April 5th, 2012 10:17 am Reply
  • Allison

    WOW! Wow wow wow……

    April 5th, 2012 10:14 am Reply
  • Monica

    SO very true.

    April 11th, 2012 3:52 pm Reply

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