SB 276 Study Assignment Focus #2:
Robbing Californians of Informed Consent
LOS ANGELES—In the face of efforts to suppress its free speech rights and prevent it from speaking the truth on this issue, Conscience Coalition is continuing its series of releases to shine the light of day on specific aspects of the “study assignment” organizations fighting against Senate Bill 276 are delivering to California lawmakers to ensure they are educated about the inevitability of vaccine injuries and deaths.
On Wednesday, the nonpartisan nonprofit urged lawmakers to focus their attention on informed consent, which the American Medical Association describes as “fundamental in both ethics and law.”
In its Code of Medical Ethics Opinion 2.1.1, the AMA states, “The process of informed consent occurs when communication between a patient and physician results in the patient’s authorization or agreement to undergo a specific medical intervention.”
Further, “patients have the right to receive information and ask questions about recommended treatments so that they can make well-considered decisions about care.” And doctors should include information about the “the burdens, risks, and expected benefits of all options, including forgoing treatment.”
But SB 276 annihilates informed consent when it comes to vaccines.
This bill is extreme and unjust when you understand that the federal law of the land—the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986—codified “vaccine-related injuries and deaths that result from ‘unavoidable’ side effects” and created an entire compensation program for the victims. And this program has given out more than $4.1 billion in compensation.
This same federal law mandates that warnings (about the risks of these unavoidable side effects, including severe injury and death) shall accompany every vaccine.
But SB 276 will force parents to vaccinate their children even after reading and understanding these risks.
Every legislator should stop and think about this. The proponents of this bill are driving them into a buzzsaw of insanity that will lead to an increase in vaccine injuries and deaths in California.
Conscience Coalition Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:
“Informed consent is the bedrock of medicine and health care in America. We are witnessing California lawmakers betray their promises made during the passage of Senate Bill 277, with Senate Bill 276.
“Every lawmaker is on public record of being made aware that the bill will put unelected bureaucrats in between every patient and their doctor and rob them of informed consent.
“Gov. Newsom should be informed that the amendments tacked onto this dangerous bill are not improvements and that the bill is unacceptable. Destroying informed consent will be an albatross around the neck of any lawmaker who votes yes, and the governor if he does not veto the bill—that is if it ever makes it onto his desk.”
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.