7/1/15: SaveCalifornia.com calls on parents to resist forced vaccines


July 1, 2015 -- For Immediate Release

California pro-family organization calls on parents to resist forced vaccines
Thomasson: "Civil disobedience is the correct response to SB 277 being signed"
Sacramento, California -- In response to Governor Jerry Brown's rush to judgment in signing SB 277 without adequate review of parents' concerns, SaveCalifornia.com, a leading California pro-family organization which promotes moral virtues for the common good, is calling upon concerned fathers and mothers to exercise peaceful disobedience on the highly personal issue of mandatory vaccines for their children.

"The apostles of Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks all refused to obey unjust laws," said SaveCalifornia.com President Randy Thomasson. "It's unjust how SB 277 would force a historically high volume of vaccines into the bodies of vulnerable children despite their parents' objections -- so why comply? If America's civil rights history has taught us anything, it's that natural rights are right, no matter what any politician or judge says."

"Parental rights -- the right to raise and educate your own children -- predates any written law," Thomasson said. "A God-given, natural right must be exercised no matter how unjust the State is. As Hebrew midwives refused to allow baby boys to be killed, so thousands of Californian parents with children who are genetically susceptible to vaccines should protect them by just saying no to SB 277."

"Are public schools really going to kick out children who are unvaccinated or 'under-vaccinated?'" Thomasson asked. "Government K-12 schools haven't been complying with the current law requiring full vaccination, so it's doubtful they'll give up Average Daily Attendance funds for this. And are church-based schools really going to trample on families by eliminating this long-held parental right? With no teeth in SB 277 and little enforcement expected, concerned parents have every reason to reject vaccines if their love for their kids and their conscience so dictates."

"It's astounding that this bill was signed despite an increasing number of pro-vaccine parents who use a slower pace, alternative vaccine schedule, which a growing number of pediatricians support," Thomasson said. "Yet SB 277 denies parents the guaranteed right to exempt their alternate schedule children, even on a "conditional" basis. This means SB 277 would deny these children kindergarten, first grade, and perhaps second grade, until they're 'fully vaccinated.' Yet 'full vaccination' may never occur, because more parents are objecting to having their child injected with the Hepatitis B vaccine, since Hepatitis B is a sexually-transmitted disease and these are innocent little kids."

"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws," wrote Martin Luther King, Jr. in his 1963 "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." "SB 277 unjustly tramples parental rights, religious freedom, and medical freedom on controversial vaccines," Thomasson said. "If Governor Brown speciously claimed his own right of conscience not to defend Proposition 8 on marriage, certainly, fathers and mothers who believe their children are better off without, or with fewer, vaccines have a conscience right to boldly exercise their love on behalf of their precious boys and girls."

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SaveCalifornia.com is a leading West Coast nonprofit, nonpartisan organization standing strong for moral virtues for the common good. We represent children and families in the areas of marriage and family, parental rights, the sanctity of human life, religious freedom, financial freedom, and back-to-basics education.



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