By Dr. Mercola
I’ve written many articles discussing vaccine safety and freedom of choice. The encouraging news is that while we’ve faced more than 180 legislative attempts in the states to add more vaccine mandates and restrict or eliminate vaccine choices in the U.S. in the past two years, we’ve successfully defeated all but a few. As noted by Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC):
“What we’ve seen in the last few years is a very orchestrated attack on vaccine laws that allow people to have choice …We’ve had some of the most restrictive and oppressive vaccine laws. We do have exemptions in the laws and that’s what they want to eliminate. They want to eliminate all choice.
We have organized, and — through the NVIC advocacy portal, which people can sign onto — we’ve kept people informed by monitoring all the bills in the States. We have been able to generate enough opposition to not lose, despite more than 180 bills this last legislative session trying to add more vaccine mandates, trying to monitor vaccine status of everyone, trying to restrict or eliminate exemptions — we defeated all of those bad vaccine bills.
The only bill that passed was a meningococcal vaccine mandate in Indiana for college students. This is an incredible accomplishment, but the heat is on. We’re going to see another mass attempt in 2018 to take away exemptions.”
Vaccine Safety and Freedom of Choice Have Become International Issues
Americans are no longer alone in our fight for medical freedom of choice, as the aggressive push for mandatory vaccinations has gone international. Part of the problem is that governments are making business deals with vaccine makers. The Gates Foundation is also very much involved in the global mass-vaccination agenda.
Australian parents now forfeit child care and nontaxable child benefit payments unless their children receive all government-mandated vaccines.1 As in California, they also cannot attend day care or preschool unless fully vaccinated.2