Will Newsom follow the Polis example?
Well-informed Democrats across the nation are pushing back against efforts to eliminate exemptions from mandatory vaccinations of America’s sons and daughters
LOS ANGELES—While proponents of Senate Bill (SB) 276 act as if vaccine-inflicted injuries and deaths don’t exist, the big question is whether their fellow lawmakers and Governor will ignore the federal law of the land and growing chorus of informed Democrat voices coming out against the assault on exemptions from mandatory vaccinations that cannot be made safe for all our sons and daughters.
Democrat Gov. Jared Polis made national headlines when he took a strong stand for medical freedom and torpedoed legislation in Colorado that mirrors the bills that have been introduced in states like New York, Oregon and California.
When asked about vaccination mandates? “You can’t do that at the point of a gun,” Polis told Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton during an interview on “Rising.” “When the government tries to force parents to do this, it creates distrust in both vaccinations and distrust in government,” added Polis, whose state has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.
“Gov. Jared Polis proved that Democrat governors will earn praise if they are brave enough to reject the false narratives peddled by proponents of violent legislation like SB 276. The sky did not fall in Colorado when he defeated the attempt to destroy exemptions,” said Conscience Coalition Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood. “Wherever the public stands on vaccines, no one finds it permissible for politicians and unelected bureaucrats to get in between doctors and their patients.”
Conscience Coalition’s executive director asked if California lawmakers will choose to ignore not only the federal law of the land, the U.S. Supreme Court and scientific evidence—all potentially nebulous things to lawmakers grappling with thousands of bills—but if they also would ignore the words of their own colleagues and objective experts.
“We know our study assignment contains quite a bit of content, and it can be difficult to read and digest that amount of information,” said Conscience Coalition Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood. “But it is somewhat baffling that anyone would blindly follow SB 276’s proponents when vaccine-inflicted injuries and deaths are codified in federal law, experts are warning of dangers, and their fellow lawmakers like Asm. Burke and Sens. Allen and Nazarian are speaking the truth. The facts are out there for all to see now.”
Burke, D-Marina Del Rey, does not support SB 276. In one legislative hearing, Burke explained her own daughter’s troubles with vaccinations and the resulting health injuries. She voted “no” on SB 276 and warned that she would go to jail before allowing the state to forcibly vaccinate her vaccine-injured daughter.
Allen and Nazarian were co-sponsors of SB 277, but have not only been “no” votes on SB 276, but they have been outspoken opponents of the bill.
Harvey Makishima, a retired researcher with the California Department of Health Services, warned lawmakers about the dangers of the bill, as well as the salvo of lawsuits that will explode if Gov. Gavin Newsom signs SB 276 into law.
“The truth of the matter is that people from the scientific community, the Democrat and Republican parties, and families on both sides of this issue find it ludicrous to disrupt the doctor-patient relationship, force doctors to violate the Hippocratic Oath, rob parents of informed consent, and defy federal law,” said Lockwood. “Let’s put SB 276 to bed and move on so we can all work together to address the real problems challenging our sons and daughters. No one wants to see a single lost life as a result of this, or similar, legislation.”
About Conscience Coalition
Conscience Coalition is a nonpartisan nonprofit pulling together like-minded groups from across America to increase the 3 Cs—Communication, Cooperation and Coordination—to unite and win. The organization is focused on bringing together conscience rights and medical freedom groups in California through grassroots organizing, activism and education.