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Using the First Amendment to Opt Out of This Potentially Damaging Procedure

• ww.lewrockwell.com/Joseph Mercola
Story at-a-glance 48 states in the U.S. allow an exemption to vaccination for religious beliefs, which provides a legal option that parents with sincerely held religious and spiritual beliefs about vaccine use can file for their children to attend school In order to file and receive a religious exemption to vaccination, you do not have to be a member of a specific church that opposes vaccination and your belief in an organized religion (Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Islam, etc.) should not preclude you from exercising religious belief exemption to vaccination; however you must be prepared to explain and defend your religious beliefs regarding vaccination when questioned by state officials You can claim a religious exemption to vaccination if you hold a sincere belief that use of one or more vaccines violates your spiritual beliefs or ability to obey your conscience after seeking guidance through prayer or study of scripture The first amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects your right to worship freely; if a school district or state violates this right, including your right to exercise religious exemption to vaccination, you can elect to take legal action

By Dr. Mercola

In 1905, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the legal authority of state governments to pass laws requiring citizens residing in the state to use smallpox vaccine (or other vaccines) if the state considers mass use of the vaccine necessary to protect the "public health".

As of 2011, all 50 states have enacted vaccine laws that require proof children have received certain vaccines in order to attend daycare, middle school, high school and college.

However, in most states citizens currently have the legal right to opt out of using vaccines.

All 50 states allow a medical exemption to vaccination (medical exemptions must be approved by an M.D. or D.O.); 48 states allow a religious exemption to vaccination; and 18 states allow a personal, philosophical or conscientious belief exemption to vaccination.

However, also be aware that vaccine exemptions are currently under attack in every state because the wealthy and powerful Pharma/Medical Industry lobby is trying to take them away, especially the religious and philosophical or conscientious belief exemptions.

All Americans need to know options for legally opting-out of vaccinations, but also need to know why it's so important to protect this legal option, whether or not you choose to use every government recommended vaccine for yourself and your children.
 
Dr. Mercola and Barbara Loe Fisher on Religious Exemption to Vaccination:
 

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