After reading about the recent controversy surrounding Gardasil and the State of California’s mandatory vaccination laws, the first thing that came to mind is that the government, (Federal, State and Local) is slowly chipping away at our parental rights.
I remember a story aired on Fox News sometime in early 2006 in which a young girl was taken for an abortion by the school’s nurse and later died of complications because the parents hadn’t been notified. The girl was obviously too embarrassed and/or sick to tell her parents and died of Septicemia. Her parents were being prosecuted for manslaughter because they did not take her for medical care within 24 hours of the girl’s running a temperature.
Had they not had their rights taken from them, this girl could be alive today. Instead the school (local government) took her to the abortion clinic because the state government ruled that parents do not need to be notified to protect a minor’s privacy. All this was brought about because of Federal legislation allowing abortions as a result of Roe vs. Wade in the early 1970’s.
Although I didn’t follow the story to its conclusion and have no idea whether or not the parents were found guilty, it angers me to see the same rights being taken from us in terms of vaccinations. For years it has been known that many vaccinations have resulted in irreparable damage to a number of infants and young children. High fevers are usually the ultimate cause of much neurological damage and some have resulted in death.
According to a former special ed teacher from Broward County, Florida, a high percentage of students suffered brain damage after being vaccinated. These children were born healthy and whole but due to complications from being vaccinated, are now mentally challenged. The same is being evidenced in LeRoy, New York with Gardasil vaccinations and the authorities are denying the vaccine had anything to do with the subsequent neurological damage to several of those immunized.
Activist Rosa Koire has come forward to warn all parents that it is their legal right to take the health and wellbeing of their children into their own hands. If a child should suffer irreparable and sometimes fatal complications as a result of being vaccinated, the parents may be held accountable even if their child was vaccinated without their knowledge or consent. This is an abomination to the rights of parents notwithstanding the emotional toll it will take on the entire family.
I feel that the only option we have as parents is to stand strong together, no matter what our political orientation, and protect our rights as caregivers of these precious gifts of life. Do the research for your state and county to see what has been mandated. If your rights have been taken from you, start a community group to bring about change. Together we are strong and this may be our only opportunity to protect our children and our own rights as parents.