Protection for Parents Who Have Religious or Moral Objections to Vaccination?

It seems that the US Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is “pulling a 180” and will now make efforts to enforce the protection of our rights of conscience in healthcare.  This a ray of sunshine for those with religious beliefs or moral convictions who desire the ability to make a free choice without coercion – but it should be interpreted with caution. More analysis is needed. Search the rule and you will find ten different references to vaccination. DHHS uses the following specific language in the proposed rule, as an example of what might warrant a complaint and enforcement against entities receiving federal funding: …being required to administer or receive certain vaccinations derived from aborted fetal tissues as a condition of work or receipt of educational services.” It is a little known fact that in addition to viruses and bacteria, vaccines contain very small amounts of other ingredients (excipients and media) – including human diploid cells. Parents object to vaccines for a wide variety of reasons.  In 1979, when parents first encountered the idea of compulsory schoolchild vaccination brought about by Dr. Roberta Coffin, their rights as parents to hold religious or moral objections against one or all vaccines, were protected in the form of “exemptions.”  Senators carefully crafted the wording and intended to preserve parent choice. Doctors of the time fully supported this. Times have changed. There is no longer any liability and no consumer protection when it comes to vaccine products. When recently faced with the dilemma, Read More