The following is the text of the letter I sent to our Governor. I also sent a slightly altered copy to my local Assemblyman.
Dear Governor Brown,
I am writing to express some deeply held concerns I have regarding Senate Bill 277, which proposes to completely eliminate personal belief exceptions to mandatory immunization laws for California children.
First of all, as a parent of four children that vaccinates according to the currently recommended vaccination schedule, I find it confusing why the State Legislature would feel it necessary to legally impose vaccinations on families who have legitimate reasons to choose not to vaccinate. As an opponent of SB 277, I have had the occasion to get to know many of these families and their reasons. Typical reasons include:
- demonstrated vaccine injury, resulting in children who need intensive and around the clock care, even as they grow into teenagers and adults;
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