Proposed Senate Bill Removing Vaccine Exemption Rights for ALL Ohio School Students

Proposed Senate Bill Removing Vaccine Exemption Rights for ALL Ohio School Students

On July 6, 2019, the Dayton Daily News reported that “Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, is pushing a bill to only allow Ohio children to skip vaccinations for medical reasons… Lehner and state Sen. Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland, this week asked colleagues to join them in sponsoring a bill to remove all non-medical exemptions from vaccine requirements for children attending public schools or child care facilities.”

This is where your help and vigilance is required. If passed, this bill will remove philosophical and religious exemptions exemptions for ALL Ohio students, leaving only medical. In California, legislation that removed philosophical and religious exemptions last year was swiftly followed by the loss of medical exemptions this year, virtually ending exemptions in the prototype state.

Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom is disappointed that any of our elected officials would pander to special interest groups in this manner and remove Ohioan’s rights to bodily autonomy and informed consent.

The Schools Affected by this Proposed Legislation

Presumably ALL Ohio school students would be affected by this proposed bill (specific bill language has not yet been released).

Take Action Now

  1. SIGN the letter of opposition on this page, which will email your opposition to the Senators!
  2. CALL, email, Facebook message, or visit if you can, the Senators to express your disapproval of this proposed bill. Contact info below.
  3. CALL, email, Facebook message, or visit if you can, your State Senator to express your disapproval of this proposed bill. Find your Senator.
  4. DONATE to Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom so we can continue to work against legislation like this.

Who to Contact – Bill Sponsors

Please contact the two State Senators who are reportedly seeking co-sponsorship of this legislation and politely let them know that you oppose any legislation that may be introduced to remove any vaccine exemption rights for any Ohio student. Here’s their contact info:

Who Else to Contact – All Other Ohio Senators

Please consider also contacting your State Senator and politely let them know that you oppose any legislation that may be introduced to remove any vaccine exemption rights for any Ohio student. Here’s their contact info: