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In response to the shrinking pool of medical autonomy in a society that increasingly favors a heavy-handed authoritarian approach, a large movement in Pennsylvania composed of informed medical providers, followed by American rights activists, authors, church leaders, and families of vaccine injured children continue to provide the most current and consistent feedback for the safety and efficacy of the contemporary vaccine policy. They are loudly saying NO to the removal of exemptions and YES to informed consent. Leach’s proposed legislation seeks to undermine their legal rights in favor of a sweeping mandates like those we have seen in California and Rockland, NY: vaccinate or stay home. Heading it up is the AAP itself which has recently posted a statement that medical exemptions are the only legitimate exemptions, in a timely move to further the pharmaceutical campaign, which owns not only the medical industry, but many politicians who speak on its behalf. This campaign will quickly eviscerate all states of their constitutional rights if they are not on point this year.
“We have an obligation to respect the scientific consensus and act rationally. All of the science says that vaccines save many lives and stop the spread of easily-preventable but deadly diseases.”
Senator Leach, a controversial character in the democratic party, states while declaring war on parents that claim vaccine exemptions in Pennsylvania. Beyond blatantly disregarding the vaccine manufacturer’s warnings and contraindications, VAERS data, and the Government pay out to vaccine injured individuals – to the tune of $4,273,894.05 just this past year – there may be more falsification by Senator Leach than this proposed legislation.
He currently stands on shaky political ground while purporting to know what’s best for Pennsylvania’s children. Leach is under investigation for sexually abusing a minor in 1991, who alleges Leach coerced her when she was 17, while he was a 30-year-old attorney defending her mother in a criminal case. Leach denies all of Taylor’s allegations. He has not yet been charged.
However dubious a character Senator Leach appears to be, he isn’t alone in his opinion. Across the country we are hearing the same nonchalant, supposedly “factual” down play of vaccine risk, as politicians, bought by the pharmaceutical industry and indoctrinated by public health departments, sweet talk our civil rights away, while withholding information contrary to their “facts”.
Senator Leach’s old rhetoric parrots what we are hearing in Rockland, NY: “people who choose vaccine exemptions for their families have absorbed ‘misinformation’, consorted with the devil and other ‘unscientific’, hoax-ish, internet-based sources – including ‘discredited doctors’ who have fallen off the well-beaten path of scientific discovery into voodoo and superstition. ‘Vaccine hesitancy’ is a danger to the public.”
The majority of parents exercising exemptions in Pennsylvania choose religious and philosophical exemptions for their children, if they choose public school at all. A few of the reasons are spiritual conviction regarding the use of human diploid tissue from aborted fetuses as a vaccine ingredient growth matrix, religious objections to non-kosher ingredients in vaccines, as well as philosophical objections to the unnatural altering of the immune system in favor of life long cell-mediated immunity. Topping the list as the number one reason people mention for using exemptions in Pennsylvania is a previous vaccine reaction in their family. Often this vaccine injury was not immediate or severe enough to warrant a medical exemption, as per the provider that administered the vaccine itself – suggesting the reaction may not have been reported to VAERS. Many such families have seen frightening side effects in their otherwise healthy children such as seizures, prolonged elevated fever, and encephalopathy or anaphylaxis. Parents claiming philosophical exemptions have often followed the CDC-recommended schedule to the detriment of their child’s health, only to be dismissed as “vaccine hesitant” and undesirable to retain as patients by their medical providers.
Senator Leach’s proposed bill would legally pave the way for only medical authorities, following the guidance of the CDC and AAP, to issue a medical exemption – effectively removing a parent’s choice in the matter.
Politicians in favor of eliminating religious and philosophical exemptions usually deny that medical exemptions are difficult to obtain. However, the AAP’s view that inactivated vaccines should even be administered to children undergoing chemotherapy and vaccines should continue to be administered to children who have previously had side effects, such as “simple febrile seizures”, suggests regulation will tighten to exclude reasonable medical contraindications such as those already ignored on the manufacturer’s package inserts. Pennsylvania parents object to the medical industry determining how much of a seizure is enough of a seizure to qualify for an exemption when the likelihood of side effects is so high and the probability of the fatal diseases for which the vaccine was created is so low.