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Proposed Texas law calls for allowing vaccination of children without parental consent

 Efforts are currently in the works in the form of two new Senate bills to seize parental sovereignty rights and allow minors living in the Lone Star State to consent to vaccinations.

Senate Bill 63, entitled "Relating to consent to the immunization of certain children," would allow minors to consent to vaccinations without their parents' permission, violating existing Texas statutes that prohibit such action. Sponsored by Senator Jane Nelson, a Republican from Texas' District 12 near Dallas, S.B. 63 is a direct affront to the rights of parents to govern the vaccination choices of their children.

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Comment by Leslie Fish
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I can see both sides of the argument here, and I can see a solution.  On the one hand, yes, it's dangerous to vaccinate a child too young -- any veterinarian will tell you not to vaccinate your kitten or puppy before the age of 3 months, lest it damage their immune systems, and human babies are protected by antibodies in the mothers' milk for at least the first six months of life -- but on the other hand, anyone who isn't vaccinated does pose a threat to other people (think of Typhoid Mary!), especially children.  So, parents who don't want their kids vaccinated -- even after that safe six months -- have to quarantine their kids from others.  That will mean not only homeschooling but keeping their kids, and possibly themselves, isolated from other people's children altogether. There are whole communities (I believe the Amish qualify) of people who have done just that, and still survive.


Comment by Powell Gammill
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Hey, they are just poking a needle into them and injecting fluids containing government approved substances without your permission or knowledge because they are too immature to be compelled their own consent.   Come on, their just cattle to the government.  What's to worry?

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