The Iowa state legislature is considering a draconian bill that threatens your religious rights.
HF 206 would eliminate the religious belief exemption to vaccination for all students in any elementary or secondary school or licensed child care center.
The bill would leave medical exemptions, but they are notoriously difficult to obtain. In many states, we’ve seen doctors who do provide medical exemptions come under attack by medical authorities, leaving families with no real options for opting out of vaccine mandates.
We cannot let them take away our religious rights in Iowa.
Please help us protect the right to choose by contacting your Iowa state legislators today!
Talking points, which explain more about the problems with HF 206, are below the Take Action section.
Contact your Iowa state legislators and ask them to OPPOSE HF 206. You can look up who represents you at: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/find
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 HF 206, which would eliminate religious belief exemptions to vaccination.
Religious freedom is one of our fundamental rights. Whether it is because of the use of aborted fetal tissue or for any other religious reason, individual religious views on vaccines need to be respected.
There is no need to eliminate religious exemptions to vaccination. The Iowa vaccination rate is currently at 92.6%. And if the state board of health declared an epidemic or emergency, all exemptions would be suspended. The current law is working.
I urge Representative _____ to oppose HF 206.”
1) You oppose any legislation that would eliminate religious belief exemptions to vaccination in Iowa.
2) The Iowa vaccination rate is currently at 92.6% for the 7 vaccines surveyed by the CDC. The existing religious exemption has not decreased rates and must be left intact. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6640a3.htm
3) Under the current law, the state board of health can suspend the exemptions (both medical and religious) in times of emergency or epidemic.
4) Physicians, in the American Medical Association Code of Ethics, affirm philosophical and religious exemptions for themselves. Parents should have that same right. https://www.ama-assn.org/sites/ama-assn.org/files/corp/media-browser/code-of-medical-ethics-chapter-8.pdf
5) Many vaccines are made using aborted fetal tissue. This article shows one of the world’s leading authorities on vaccination describing the use of 3-month-old aborted fetuses in vaccine research. https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/worlds-leading-authority-on-vaccines-details-the-use-of-aborted-babies-in-vaccines-while-under-oath/
6) The “public health” is not a compelling reason to override religious freedom when it comes to vaccines because unvaccinated individuals do not threaten others’ health any more than vaccinated individuals. In fact, vaccinated individuals can pose greater risk to public health due to a process known as shedding. Scientific evidence demonstrates that individuals vaccinated with live virus vaccines such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), rotavirus, chicken pox, shingles and influenza can shed the virus for many weeks or months afterwards. https://www.westonaprice.org/studies-show-that-vaccinated-individuals-spread-disease/
7) The US Supreme Court recognizes vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” and to cause injury and death in some recipients. The US Government has paid out approximately $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/
8) Vaccine makers and the healthcare providers who administer them bear zero liability for vaccine injuries and deaths.
View HF 206 here: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=88&ba=HF%20206
If you want to learn more about other vaccine bills being considered in Iowa visit: The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx