Though there has long been a push by the state to sever the bond between parents and their children, over the last two years, this disturbing trend has ramped up. Thanks to the rampant fear pushed by media and politicians alike, many American citizens are sitting by idly as government circumvents parental authority.
This week, it escalated to a new level as the Californian Senate passed Senate Bill 866. The bill, titled Teens Choose Vaccinations Act, is a farce from the start as it is not just teens targeted in the bill. Children as young as 12-years-old can now go behind their parents’ backs and take any vaccine they wish.
The bill was championed by Senator Scott Wiener who thinks that young children should not have their parents standing in the way of their health decisions — pre-existing conditions, contraindications, and health problems that may lead to complications be damned.
Our legislation to allow teens to protect their own health by getting vaccinated (SB 866) just passed the Senate. Thank you, colleagues.
— Senator Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) May 12, 2022
Notice the deception in Wiener’s tweet as he says “teens” to imply that these are older children when, in fact, they are 6th graders.
Prior to covid, the same people pushing this bill were likely calling out “big pharma” for their corruption and criminal activity. Now, however, they are passing bills to inject their products directly into your children without your consent.
Despite children facing a near zero chance of dying from COVID-19, the tyrant class is hellbent on moving in this direction.
Governments across the country began requiring children to get the jab to go to school and, consequently, researchers began to see an increase in myocarditis.
Since the vaccine was approved in December 2020, there has been a record number of adverse reactions reported to the CDC and many of them include children. This is why the Florida Surgeon General, Joseph Ladapo officially recommended against vaccinating healthy children as they have an extremely low risk of complications from covid.
The idea of the state circumventing parental authority and giving children any medical procedure without their parents’ consent is utterly shocking. What’s more Supreme Court precedent has been clearly established and has held for decades that parents have both the duty and the right to direct the care, custody, and control of their minor children. This move in California and others like it are in direct conflict with said Supreme Court precedent and contrary to the U.S. Constitution.
In fact, in its 1979 Parham v. J.R. decision, the Supreme Court declared that the state cannot make these decisions:
“Simply because the decision of a parent is not agreeable to a child, or because it involves risks, does not automatically transfer the power to make that decision from the parents to some agency or officer of the state. The same characterizations can be made for a tonsillectomy, appendectomy, or other medical procedure. Most children, even in adolescence, simply are not able to make sound judgments concerning many decisions, including their need for medical care or treatment. Parents can and must make those judgments.”
The state taking parental rights away and allowing impressionable children to be guided by government motives is a terrifying notion. Nevertheless, it continues to happen.
It’s not just vaccinations either. Multiple states now allow children to transition genders without telling their parents. Kids can change their names, use different bathrooms, and hide everything from their parents, all with the government’s blessing and help. What’s more, it is already “legal” in California for the state to provide abortions and birth control to 12-year-olds without their parents even knowing.
Current law also facilitates keeping sexual assaults secret from parents. “Minors 12 and older can consent to medical diagnosis and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, drug and alcohol-related disorders, injuries resulting from sexual assaults and intimate partner violence, and mental health disorders,” according to current law.
Imagine not knowing that your 12-year-old daughter had been raped and the state is the one providing them with care, instead of you.
Medical professionals, schools, politicians, and health directors should not be permitted to coerce impressionable children into a medical procedure capable of causing injury or death behind their parents’ back. This is utter insanity, yet it is becoming a matter of policy.
Here at the Free Thought Project, we are not “anti-vaxxers” but rather advocate for informed consent and vaccine safety. Removing parental consent flies in the face of both of these and sets us on a path down a very slippery slope.
If this blatant attack on parental rights isn’t called out, rest assured it will spread to other states and this slippery slope could remove parental rights entirely, handing over all parental duties to the state — a terrifying though indeed.