Governor Brown, today, has signed into law the END OF RELIGIOUS OR PERSONAL EXEMPTIONS FOR ALL CALIFORNIA CHILDREN. Read more…
Excerpt from Gov. Brown’s message:
“Thus, SB277, while requiring that school children be vaccinated, explicitly provides an exception when a physician believes that circumstances-in the judgement and sound discretion of the physician-so warrants”.
VLA Comment: I take this as saying that it is California “law” that the Dept of Health cannot counter a physicians judgement.
More comment: This model legislation will will proliferate nationally. Next State legislative session will be overwhelming, especially, New York and Iowa.
2. In the majority decision, the judges argue that “certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy” are now protected by Due Process:
This is not just an argument for religious waivers as in the language “personal identity and beliefs” but it could be argued that it is certainly offensive to parents individual dignity that the state should allow underaged children to get vaccines without the parents’ knowledge. And that the state and judges have the authority to force medical treatments on children against the parents’ deeply considered decisions regarding the health of their children. In this the state implies that parents make choices to harm their children. This is an effrontery to individual dignity and autonomy.