Nearly one thousand joined the Medical Freedom March against the mandatory vaccine legislation SB277 that entered into the Health Committee today Tuesday June 9, 2015 in Sacramento, California where the bill passed 12 to 6. Participants were united in wearing the color red at the at the state Capital rally where a number of policy makers and constitutional lawyers spoke out against the bill. Recall efforts continued for policy makers who did not vote against SB 277. On May 28th, a group of constituents from the 6th Senate district, who were working with SB277 Recalls served a Notice of Intent to Recall by certified mail, on Senator Richard Pan. “The notice is the first of many steps in the recall process, which can take months,” said SB277 Recalls founder Lauren Stephens. “As of today’s date, Senator Pan still has not accepted the certified mail.” Parents and their supporters came from as far as from every corner of the state and many especially speakers from out of state. Over 20 organizations worked together including California Coalition for Health Choice, Parental Rights, California Nurses for Ethical Standards, The Canary Party, National Health Freedom Action, Our Kids Our Choice, Moms in Charge, the California Chiropractic Association, Californians for Vaccine Choice, SB277 Recalls -and Lawyers opposed to SB277.
Producer of Trace Amounts Eric Gladden referenced the Disney Land outbreak as he remarked that “One of the smallest outbreaks in history has now led to the introduction of nearly 30 similar bills traveling in state legislatures throughout the country.” SB 277 Recalls wrote on their site that “Big pharma are attempting to portray parents as kooks, hippies and negligent. They are working hard to scare the public into supporting numerous mandatory vaccines, although there is absolutely no compelling reason why this should suddenly be an issue at all. In fact, the recent Disneyland outbreak had nothing to do with school vaccines. The person who spread measles was from another country.”
Constitutional lawyer Caitlyn Gilley Obolsky, Esq. took the stage after assembly members Travis Allen, Shannon Grove, Scott Wilk, Jim Patterson and Joel Anderson mirrored the passionate pleas from the parents. Oblosky represented Lawyers opposed to SB277 as well as her CAL Law Mama blog on which she has posted the Consumer Protection Amendment to SB 277 they are proposing. Caitlyn also documented her analyses of Pan’s testimony before the Health Committee here. She informed the Governor about the amendment in her Letter to the Governor RE: SB277 Legal Concerns:
► According to The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986, unlike all other consumer product manufacturers, vaccine manufacturers cannot be sued in California State or Federal courts for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death associated with vaccines. (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34). Therefore:
Declaration of Liability Amendment
It is the intention of the California Legislature in enacting the amendments to subdivisions 120325, 120335, 120338, 120370 of the Health and Safety Code, and any other related or relevant amendments, statutes, code sections or provisions adopted at the 2015-2016 Regular Session, to declare that there exists no statutory bar to vaccination or vaccine-related personal injury, wrongful death, or other tort claims against vaccine manufacturers and their successors in interest by minor children, parents, guardians, their legal representatives, or others who have suffered or incurred injuries, damages, or costs arising from the administration of vaccines. It is also the intention of the Legislature to clarify that those legal claims that were or are brought shall be determined on their merits, without the imposition of any claim of statutory bar or categorical defense.
“This means we will expose the fact that vaccine manufacturers are shielded from liability,” Obolsky explained to atombash.com.
Robert J. Krakow, Esq of the Vaccine Injury Justice Center further explained, “While California cannot increase the legal rights of the vaccine injured to make claims, that fact will be highlighted by this proposal and should put Senator Richard Pan and sponsors of SB 277 and similar bills in the uncomfortable position of either explicitly admitting Federal preemption of most vaccine injury claims, or denying that fact which can easily be refuted. The proposed amendment is analogous to a cross-examination question to which the witness (Pan and other California state legislators) has to provide an answer, which can only be helpful to the cross-examiner. There is no good response that Senator Pan can make to this amendment. If he says it is irrelevant, such an answer reveals how the rights of California citizens and residents have been abrogated by the Federal government. If Pan supports the amendment, he affirms the existence of vaccine injury and rights of the injured to pursue claims, thereby highlighting the lack of remedies available in the VICP.”
PhD, Biochemist Dr. Brian Hooker who with Bobby Kennedy helped stop a similar mandatory vaccination bill in Oregon, explained the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) data base kept by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). He cited that since 1990 over 5 million vaccine injuries given only an estimated 10% of adverse reactions are reported to the the government run vaccine injury compensation program remarking afterwards that Senator Pan, the author of the SB 277 who has testified this was nowhere near the number and was “full of it.”
Other highlights were when Minister Tony Muhammad, Western Regional Representative for the Nation of Islam, identifying himself as a Representative of Minister Louis Farrakhan, took to the stage vowing to bridge the opposition to mandatory vaccination nationwide with the black community who know too well of the Tuskagee experiments and how as recent as the 90s both the black and hispanic communities were chosen as test subjects that received higher than normal doses of vaccines without their knowledge. Muhammad likened the incidents and the potential for more, to when the Pharaoh of Egypt realized there was no other way than to control the people otherwise, than to put the first born men to death. Thus this next year’s million man march he said will consist of 5 million supportive of the parents convening on the steps of the CDC to demand the release of the documentation from Dr. Thompson known as the #CDCwhistleblower; that Thompson has said is proof for the link between autism and mercury and other ingredients used in the manufacture of vaccines.
Dr. Sears, Dr Tony Bark (Director of Bought), Brandy Vaughn (former pharmaceutical rep), Laurie Morton Gregory, President of the National Vaccine Information Center Barbara Loe Fisher and Dr. Tima Kimmel (former California Department of Health having overseen the personal belief exemption program) and were among speakers presenting. Kimmel questioned afterwards thought Brown might not sign SB277 if it came to his desk based upon his last insistence that a personal belief clause remain in legislation because of his Catholic faith. As was just yesterday, the Children of God for Life- world leaders in the campaign for ethical vaccines, medicines and consumer products comprised of members of the Catholic faith wrote in a letter to State Senator Joel Abrahmson to oppose SB277 “which clearly threatens religious freedom not only for Catholics, but for all faiths who in good conscience cannot comply with this mandate.”
Governor Jerry Brown’s press secretary said the Governor has yet to compose a public comment as to whether or not he would sign #SB277 if it came to his desk. A recent poll’s results presented to the public April 27, 2015 from Survey USA showed the majority of California residents believe that the decision to vaccinate ought to remain between parents and doctors, and not policy makers.