Believe it or not, there really are legislators out there who are proposing bills that would weaken existing vaccine laws.
Bills that would put more kids at risk to get a vaccine preventable disease.
The Legislators Who Are Against Vaccines
Unfortunately, it isn’t just South Dakota…
Kelly Townsend is joined in Arizona by Nancy Barto, who proposed three vaccination bills in 2019 that would have weakened school immunization requirements.
Jamel Holley is an assemblyman in New Jersey…
Hopefully he was listening to someone else besides Robert F Kennedy, Jr for advice and education about vaccines.
Who taught Jonathan Stickland about vaccines? He is described as the “tea party bombast from North Texas.”
I’m guessing he did his own “research.”
In addition to describing vaccines as sorcery, Jonathan Stickland claimed Big Pharma is funding witchcraft to make vaccines.
What’s worse than describing vaccinology as sorcery?
“Shipley first called Pan “a medical rapist” before apologizing for the term and saying that “pharma fascist” or “corporate vaccine whore” would have been more appropriate terms.”Iowa lawmaker stands by ‘pharma fascist’ description of supporter of vaccine requirements
Jeff Shipley, from Iowa, had to apologize for calling Richard Pan a medical rapist.
He wasn’t done though.
Of course, no vaccines are cultivated from aborted fetal tissues. It is fringe to think that they are, because it isn’t true.
“Especially in consideration of the fact that the cell lines currently used are very distant from the original abortions and no longer imply that bond of moral cooperation indispensable for an ethically negative evaluation of their use.”Pontifical Academy for Life Clarifications on the medical and scientific nature of vaccination
Some vaccines are made with descendant cells from two electively terminated pregnancies (abortions) in the 1960s. Using descendant cells that have been copied over and over and over again is not the same thing as using fetal tissue though.
“The technical characteristics of the production of the vaccines most commonly used in childhood lead us to exclude that there is a morally relevant cooperation between those who use these vaccines today and the practice of voluntary abortion. Hence, we believe that all clinically recommended vaccinations can be used with a clear conscience and that the use of such vaccines does not signify some sort of cooperation with voluntary abortion.”Pontifical Academy for Life Clarifications on the medical and scientific nature of vaccination
Can someone ask Jeff Shipley about “the moral obligation to guarantee the vaccination coverage necessary for the safety of others?”
Bill Zedler is another Texas Representative.
He pushes classic talking points against vaccines that are easily refuted, which is likely why he was compelled to yell at a pediatrician who was advocating for vaccines.
Louisiana has John Milkovich.
Dennis Guth is in Iowa.
He has been in touch with the NVIC and has introduced a vaccine bill that would make it easier for parents to send intentionally unvaccinated kids to school.
Jack Hennessy is in Connecticut.
“The whole idea of injecting a witches brew of chemicals that may work in a laboratory when it comes into the body there is no telling what happens.”Rep. Jack Hennessy
He represents Bridgeport.
And then there is Dennis Linthicum, who actually pushes the benefits of natural immunity and tells parents that they shouldn’t vaccinate and protect their kids?
The Oregon State Senator needs some education about the complications of measles, which can include death and SSPE.
Fortunately, most legislators understand that vaccines are safe, with few risks, and are very necessary.
But have you noticed something that these politicians have in common?
They are all pushing misinformation about vaccines that has been refuted a thousand times already.
Are they representing what you want for your kids?
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