By Jefferey Jaxen
Except for a few cases that break the reporting barrier into public consciousness, the idea of the medical system targeting children is relatively unheard of and poorly understood. In 2011, a landmark event thrust the idea into the mainstream when a historically courageous Detroit mother went to the ultimate lengths to protect her child from medical overreach. VoiceofDetroit.net wrote:
“On March 24, 2011, Maryanne Godboldo barricaded herself in her home for 10 hours, standing off a Detroit police unit including tanks, helicopters, armored vehicles, and officers carrying assault weapons seeking to kidnap her 13-year-old daughter Ariana. CPS worker Mia Wenk recruited them. Wenk, who had only a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, had decided that Ariana needed to be kept on the dangerous medication Risperdal despite its negative side effects, which caused Maryanne to begin weaning her off the drug under her own doctor’s supervision.”
The shocking event which unfolded in Detroit is now being juxtaposed with an arguably more creeping and widespread infringement upon the sanctity of American families.
From committee hearings to biased media reporting, the ideals of parental choice, medical freedom, and informed consent are simply not respected when weighed against questionable public health agendas and mandatory vaccination campaigns. For every one government representative brave enough to voice their concerns about pharmaceutical overreach and government-mandated medical treatments, there seems to be double that pushing to implement such un-American practices.
Many families are now feeling the effects of newly enacted bills removing religious, philosophical and personal objection barriers that once stood between their children and for-profit pharmaceutical products with several known harms. Being justified on the back of measles cases this year, a full onslaught of legislation has targeted Americans with entire vaccine schedules while leaving an open door for an untold number of shots still in development. The new bills being presented in committees appear to be nothing short of wholesale, government-sponsored invasion of American families.
At the state level, New Yorkers are contending with a bill aiming to allow a health care practitioner to administer vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases to minors. The bill’s language states the shots can be given to, “a person under the age of eighteen years without consent or knowledge of the parents or guardians of such person, provided that the person has capacity to consent to the care, without regard to the person’s age.” The bill was recently referred to the Senate Committee on Rules, yet a report from New York’s News12.com has already surfaced telling of a school nurse who gave an HPV shot to an 11-year-old without the parent’s knowledge.
Perhaps more concerning than New York’s parent-eliminating pharmaceutical product push on minors is this weeks Public Hearing by The Committee on Health in Washington, D.C. Bill B23-0171 is titled the ‘Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2019’ and is summarized as follows:
“..this bill permits a minor of any age to consent to receive a vaccine where the vaccination is recommended by the United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. It also establishes that if a minor is able to comprehend the need for, the nature of, and any significant risks inherent in the medical care then informed consent is established.”
Past legal cases and general precedent show that the law’s concept of the family rests on a presumption that parents possess what a child lacks in maturity, experience, and capacity for judgment required for making life’s difficult decisions and is stated in The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Parham v. J.R., 442 U.S. 584 (1979).
The aggressive nature to medically divorce children from their parents can be viewed from several angles. One such angle sees the childish ‘safe and effective’ vaccine slogans and primitive ‘settled science’ talking points have not worked on an increasing number of parents for the simple fact that they are not true and intentionally deceptive. By attempting state and federal laws, backed by government force, the solution appears to be the removal of the barrier-parent to attempt the talking points on their isolated children.
An alert put out by the National Vaccine Information Center states among other points, “B23-0171 places vaccines in a special category to allow legally unaccountable individuals to persuade a minor child to get vaccinated without the knowledge or consent of the parent.“
For those who believe that such legislation is the result of out-of-touch sponsors, look no further than the American Medical Association’s (AMA) recent decision.
At its recent annual meeting, the AMA voted to support state policies that allow minors to override their parents’ refusal to get them vaccinated and will encourage state legislatures to set up comprehensive policies to that effect. Although the AMA’s policy decision has no legal authority, it is yet another bellwether for families who feel the medical system is seeking to override their rights, consent and authority. In an inversion of reality, it appears blaming parents for AMA’s recent decision to exclude parents was a dominant theme. One doctor at the meeting stated, “Minors…should be able to receive vaccinations regardless of the flawed beliefs of their guardians.” Meanwhile, AMA board member Bobby Mukkamala, MD echoed the attitude, “Many children go unvaccinated as antivaccine-related messages and advertisements target parents with misinformation…”
More likely the case is the rampant vaccine maker conflicts of interest continually seen framing pro-vaccine agendas and legislation. The NewAmerican.com reports, “The AMA is a top-dollar lobbying force, spending $400 million on lobbying efforts since 1998, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, more than any other company or group except the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Realtors. And at least one-fifth of its budget comes from drug companies through an arrangement known as “licensure” — a system in which the AMA sells information to Big Pharma so that pharmaceutical companies can market their products to doctors.”
Child protective services has long-been the unspoken darling of mandatory vaccine proponents. Often working under the radar, many medical professionals report parents who have chosen not to vaccinate to CPS for investigation. However, some New York schools have recently escalated the situation by sending letters to parents threatening to report them to CPS. Deer Park School District are now warning parents that due to the recent removal of religious vaccine exemptions, their children “must now receive the first age-appropriate dose in each immunization series by June 28 to remain in school.” Ignorant to the potential harm such an aggressive vaccine schedule in a condensed timeframe may have on medically vulnerable child, Deer Park School District is also demanding that parents “must show that they have made appointments for all required follow-up doses by July 14.” The letters overall authoritarian tone then takes a turn to Big Brother dystopia by closing with the following paragraph:
“In the event that you do not follow this mandate, we will be reaching out to Child Protective Services (CPS) to alert them of your non-compliance.”