Medical choice groups see membership numbers surging

KMBC News Kansas is reporting:

“As of Aug. 2, Kansas is requiring students beginning seventh grade to receive a meningitis vaccine. And students entering kindergarten or first grade need two doses of the hepatitis A vaccine. The vaccines are required for children in public or private schools.

Connie Newcome, president of Kansans for Health Freedom, said the nonprofit group has grown dramatically. She says Kansans want to make their own decisions about vaccines without the government telling them what to do.

The Kansas City Star reports the opposition comes as state health officials are trying to improve Kansas’ low ranking for the meningitis vaccine, and an only slightly better ranking for hepatitis A vaccinations.”

As legislation is attempted to limit citizens’ freedom, groups organizing with the goal to preserve medical choice, health freedom and maintain parental rights to informed consent are becoming stronger. Similar to Kansas, Colorado Health Choice Alliance (CHCA) has also echoed the surge stating, “Thanks to the…legislation proposed in Colorado last session, our membership is five times as big as it was in January.  We now have people from all walks of life, political affiliation, and religious beliefs working together.

CHCA, along with other concerned Coloradans, successfully rallied to defeat Colorado’s HB 1312 which would have forced the submission of exemptions to the Department of Public Health, restricted medical exemptions and mandated more vaccines upon residents of the state.

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