The Missouri state legislature is considering a bill, H.B. 1581 that would allow children of any age to consent to vaccinations without any notification to their parents.
Children often don’t know their family’s medical history, or even their early childhood medical history – both of which are important for assessing the risks vaccination poses. And if a child has a serious adverse reaction, their treatment may be compromised if the parents don’t even know that their child was vaccinated.
Medical practitioners, schools, and others should never be permitted to coerce impressionable minor children into a medical procedure that is capable of causing injury or death behind their parent’s backs.
It’s unfair and dangerous to allow children to be placed in the role of decision maker.
We cannot let them endanger our children in Missouri. Please help us by contacting your Missouri state legislators today!
Talking points, which explain more about the problems with H.B. 1581, are below the Take Action section.
Contact your Missouri State Legislators and ask them to OPPOSE H.B. 1581. You can look up who represents you at: https://www.house.mo.gov (see the search boxes in the lower left-hand corner of the page)
Calls are more effective than emails, and only take a few minutes.
“Hi, my name is ____ and I am a constituent. I am calling to ask Representative ____ to OPPOSE H.B. 1581, which would allow minors to consent to vaccination without parental consent.
As declared by the U.S. Supreme Court, vaccines are pharmaceutical products that carry risk of injury or death. It is irresponsible to allow children to make medical decisions that may injure or kill them without the knowledge of their parents.
The U.S. Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has awarded over 4 billion dollars to vaccine victims. And the true numbers of injuries are undoubtedly much higher, since it is estimated that two out of three plaintiffs are turned away and the FDA says less than 1 percent of all vaccine injuries are ever reported in the first place.
Minor children may not be aware of family medical histories, and even their own young childhood history of vaccine reactions, which would be relevant to deciding if a particular vaccine’s risks outweigh the benefits.
I urge Representative _____ to oppose H.B. 1581.”
- Share a personal story, if you have relevant experience. Do you have a vaccine-injured child, and you weren’t told about the risks before vaccinating or were pressured into vaccinating despite your concerns about the risks? Do you have family members with medical conditions that would be relevant to assessing the risks, and your child doesn’t know the details?
- Vaccine makers and the healthcare providers who administer them bear zero liability for vaccine injuries and deaths. The vaccine manufactures reap all the profits from vaccines, without having to pay for any of the injuries or harm.
- Vaccines are pharmaceutical products that carry a risk of injury or death. Minor children may not be aware of family and their own personal history of vaccine reactions or personal contraindications to relay to the vaccine administrator.
- The U.S. Supreme Court recognizes vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” and to cause injury and death in some recipients. The US Government has paid out more that $4 billion to the victims of vaccine injury. Hundreds of thousands have reported an adverse reaction to vaccination to VAERS. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/ensuringsafety/monitoring/vaers/
- By consenting to a vaccine, a child is also consenting a shortened statute of limitations for any claim of injury under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program – presumably with little or no understanding of what that means. It is also much less likely vaccine reactions will be recognized and connected to the vaccine by a child on their own and filed with the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
- The U.S. Supreme Court has an entrenched history of protecting the right of parents to direct the care and upbringing of their children. A governing body must prove that infringement on the parents’ liberty is essential to fulfill a compelling interest and is the least restrictive means of fulfilling this state interest. Simply proving the regulation is reasonable is not sufficient.
View text, status and history of the bill here: https://house.mo.gov/BillContent.aspx?bill=HB1581&year=2020&code=R&style=new