Wednesday, April 15, 2015


by Debbie Nelson

PA House Bill 883 is a serious threat to parental rights and an overreach of the State on human liberty. 

Mandating vaccines would be a violation of the informed consent principle, which states that we have a right to be given complete and accurate information about the benefits and risks of a medical procedure or pharmaceutical product, the right to make voluntary decisions about whether or not to take the risk, and not be subject to harassment, coercion, or sanctions for our decision.

At the heart of this debate is our essential  human rights to life, liberty, and bodily integrity.  By denying free and informed consent to parents in their choices about vaccinations,  the government violates these fundamental rights.

Nuremberg code (1946) begins by stating: “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential...”.  Even the American Academy of Pediatrics advises against doctors forcing vaccines on children against the will of the parent. 

Vaccines carry risks and it can be difficult to predict who is at the most risk of a vaccine injury. Some of our elected officials may believe it is acceptable to sacrifice the health or life of a “few” for the “greater good” of society. But this is a humanistic principle and certainly not what the Bible teaches. Every life is valuable and made in the image of God and should be protected.

In addition, parents who are troubled by the use of aborted fetal tissue in the manufacturing of vaccines should have a right to refuse those vaccines.  

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Feb. 2011 that vaccine manufacturers are not liable for vaccine induced injury or death.   These same manufacturers are required to conduct pre-licensure safety and efficacy studies before a vaccine can be approved by the FDA.  And these same manufacturers are the ones who will profit from the sale of vaccines.  The potential for corruption and financial conflict of interest should be obvious.  Who will hold them accountable?  Who but parents will protect their own children?

The Bible gives to the parent the authority and responsibility to direct the upbringing of their children. Therefore, it is parents who should make medical and other decisions in the best interest of their children, NOT the state.  Our liberty will certainly be threatened when the state usurps parental authority. We must limit those in power from imposing rules about what they think is in the best interest of our families, which includes what is injected into our children’s bodies.

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PA Senate Bill 696 is another legislation to watch. 

We encourage you to watch a speech from a mother in California where they are facing similar bills. Click here to watch.

Be heard.

Join us for CHAP HELP Day [Home Education Lobby Program] on Tuesday.

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