California Bill to let 12-Year-Old Children Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent Passes State Sen
( Gateway Pundit )
A California bill to allow children as young as 12-years-old to be vaccinated without parental consent passed the state senate on Thursday.
The bill, SB 866, would allow kids to get any vaccine without their parents knowledge, including the COVID-19 jabs.
Authored by Democrat State Senator Scott Wiener, the bill passed with a 21-7 vote.
According to CBS News, “if it becomes law, California would allow the youngest age group of any state to be vaccinated without parental permission.”
The state already allows minors to get vaccinated without parental consent if it is for a sexually transmitted disease.
“Teens should be able to protect themselves from deadly viruses, with or without parental approval,” said Wiener in a statement. “So many teens aren’t getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and other deadly viruses because their parents are victims of anti-vaccine misinformation, are neglecting their kids, or simply don’t have time to get their kids vaccinated. We shouldn’t allow misinformation – or parental neglect – to prevent teens from getting the vaccines they need to stay healthy and participate in their communities.”
Alabama, South Carolina, Oregon, and Rhode Island already allow teenagers to get vaccinated without their parents.
“Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. allow children age 11 and up to consent to their own COVID-19 vaccines, and in San Francisco, the age is 12 and older,” the CBS report states.
According to the California Globe, “Senator Melissa Melendez gave a passionate floor speech Thursday during Senate debate, centered on the government encroachment into parental rights.”
Melendez also posted a lengthy thread, making brilliant points that should have been obvious.
Each health care provider who administers a vaccine set forth in the Vaccine Injury Table shall provide to the legal representatives of any child or to any other individual to whom such provider intends to administer such vaccine a copy of the vaccine information statements, — Senator Melissa Melendez (@senatormelendez) May 12, 2022
How can a parent know to watch for side effects if they have no idea their child received a vaccine? — Senator Melissa Melendez (@senatormelendez) May 12, 2022
“More importantly, any vaccine can have side effects, sometimes life threatening. That’s why parents are required to furnish information on the child’s medical history, prior allergic reactions, and the child’s overall well- being,” she wrote. “How can a parent know to watch for side effects if they have no idea their child received a vaccine?”
“Do we believe all 12 year olds will know what they’re allergic to and communicate that to the person administering the vaccine? Do we believe they will be aware of any past reactions to vaccinations received as a toddler?” Melendez continued.
Republican Assemblyman Kevin Kiley has vowed that they will stop the bill from becoming law.
The bill removing parental consent for 12-year-olds to get vaccinated just passed the Senate by a single vote. We will stop this obscene legislation in the Assembly. — Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) May 12, 2022
“The bill removing parental consent for 12-year-olds to get vaccinated just passed the Senate by a single vote. We will stop this obscene legislation in the Assembly,” he tweeted.