Appalling California Bill Will Allow Children As Young As 12 to Consent to Vaccinations At School Without Parents’ Knowledge – Opinion

Although the parent revolution started in Loudoun County Virginia, it has spread all the way west to California as parents have mobilized to take over their schools boards and resist some of the worst policies that the United States has seen.

Senate Bill 866, also known as the California State Senate’s oppressive overreach in Sacramento (SB866), was passed by the California State Senate Thursday. SB866 – otherwise known as the Teens Choose Vaccines Act – will allow school children ages 12 and older to consent to vaccinations at school without the consent or knowledge of their parents.

California has been working for years to reduce parental authority. It already passed legislation that allowed students to have abortions and birth control without parents knowing. They have tried to force COVID vaccines on all Californians since Donald Trump was elected. It isn’t enough to hurl abuse at every parent about sex ed curriculum or critical race theory. The legislature also wants to seize the opportunity to end parental control of public schools.

SB866 doesn’t even try to hide its nefarious intentions. The bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Weiner (D), specifically identifies within the bill the “problem” of parents.

PROBLEM: Children between 12 and 17 years old cannot have their vaccines administered without consent from parents unless it is to protect against a sexually transmitted disease. It is a major barrier to teenage health in California. This applies especially when parents or children have conflicting opinions about vaccinations.

Parents are not the problem. An elected official in government boldly stated that parents were a problem, like second-class citizens incapable of deciding what’s best for their children.

It doesn’t stop there. Weiner thinks that children should have the ability to consent secretly to any medical procedure because they may neglect to or be too busy.

In cases of medical neglect or if parents work or are busy, parental consent for vaccinations may be an obstacle. Low-income children may experience longer waits to get vaccinated simply because their parents work longer hours — often without paid time off — and can’t take them to a vaccination site as soon as they are eligible.

California Democrats believe this belief is necessary because it’s too hard for parents to work.

Republican candidate for California Superintendent of Public Instruction Lance Christensen says Democrats are pushing for a “dystopian Brave New World,” actively working to make children “wards of the state.” He encourages parents to get angry and get involved, before it’s too late.

“Parents, are you listening? The California legislature is saying the quiet part out loud — they want our/your children to be wards of the state, cogs in some progressive dystopian Brave New World or neo-Spartans. SB 866, which is the latest attempt to strip parents of any parental authority over their children’s lives, will undoubtedly cause irreparable harm to future generations. It is because the legislators hold almost absolute power that they don’t pay attention to what their constituents say. It’s time to stop co-parenting with the government. It’s time to reclaim sole custody of our children from the state before we lose all control. And it’s time to vote out every member of the legislature that supports these bills. It’s the only way to hold our elected officials accountable.”

The bill is now headed to the state legislature, where it will likely pass unless the parents exert sufficient pressure to force the Democrat majority to blink. A vaccine mandate bill was defeated by parents. This is a true blue state. The internal polling should be alarming to see if Democrats actually listen to parents who are angry about the issue. The assembly can be moved on 866.

Christensen, an ex-Republican staffer, has extensive experience in dealing with Sacramento’s machine. The next steps are to submit the bill for review to an assembly committee. It will then be put to vote if that happens. Christensen urges parents to send their concerns immediately to the Democrats on the committee.

Here is a screen shot of members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Or, click the link to get contact information.

Californians concerned are asked to voice their concern and speak up against the egregious attempt at removing parental autonomy.

We are not allowed to co-parent the state.



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