Thursday, June 05, 2008

Do your part!

This is frightening.

Under proposed Assembly Bill 10942, NY surrenders its control of public health and makes every vaccination recomended by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices mandatory. For the first time, vaccination of infants and toddlers becomes mandatory. Under this proposed law, there will be NO exemptions for any reason. Even if a child has previously had an adverse reaction to, or has a genetic disposition towards heightened sensitivity to, vaccines the child will not be exempted. These are the actions of a police state, and there's no reason why other states won't eventually follow suit.

We need to stick up for those children--AND our own. Regardless of what you think about the safety and necessity of vaccines, you need to realize that the state SHOULD NOT be able to force you to make decisions about your health and the health of your children. Your body and your child do not belong to the state. (Yet.)

Please click here to send a letter to NY legislators. You don't have to be a citizen of New York to tell them what you think. The bigger stink we make, the better--and the less likely other states will be to try to tangle with us.

Remember: just because your freedom isn't being attacked doesn't mean it won't be eventually. Fight for the citizens of New York, and when the time comes, maybe they'll return the favor.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

That is absolutely insane. There have been so many horrific bills lately.

The headmaster at our school gave a really great speech at last week's Kindergarten graduation. He talked about all the signs of a tipping point in culture, and how he believes we're on the edge of major, swift change for the worse (because we've allowed so many small, gradual changes over time).

It's doubly scary because most of the church doesn't seem to care.