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Petitioning State Senator Michael Rubio and 20 others

*Concerned Americans FOR Parental Rights & Vaccine Exemptions Oppose CA AB2109*

- AB2109 violates California parental rights to exercise a philosophical exemption given under California law.

- This violates Californians constitutional rights because parents are being forced to get PERMISSION to opt out of a voluntary medical procedure.

- This bill forces parents to utilize an allopathic model of healthcare for their child in cases that they may opt for a more natural approach, such as homeopathic, acupuncture, chiropractic, Chinese Medicine, etc.

- Pediatricians won't want to sign off on the exemption form because they won't meet their quotas for vaccinated children and bonuses.

- Pediatricians won't want to sign off on the form because they will get reduced reimbursement rates from the insurance companies due to vaccination requirements.

- Pediatricians won't want to sign off on the form because of liability concerns.

- Insurance companies will not pay for the office visits to sign off on these forms.

- California parents will have to pay out of pocket for this additional office visit.

- California parents will most likely have to shop around to several different pediatricians to get a signature, requiring more money and lots of counseling sessions, as well as coercion that they shouldn't be subjected to for exercising a right.

- Many parents that utilize the philosophical exemption have done extensive research in this area and/or have a personal/religious belief against taking them and are acting in the best interest of their child.

- If parents can't get a signature on the form, their child won't be able to go to school without getting vaccinated.

- There is no way that all of the pros and cons of vaccines can be discussed in one short visit to a pediatrician.

- You don't need a doctor's signature to prove a patient has been educated.

- If this bill is passed, it will set precedence for many other states and could eventually end the philosophical exemption across the board.

- This bill could also set precedence regarding freedom to make other health care decisions as individuals and parents.

Letter to
State Senator Michael Rubio
State Senator Joel Anderson
State Senator Jim Beall
and 18 others
State Senator Ricardo Lara
State Senator Kevin De Leon
State Senator Mark DeSaulnier
State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
California State House
California State Senate
State Senator Ed Hernandez
State Senator Jerry Hill
State Senator Roderick Wright
California Assembly Health Committee Assemblymember William Monning
California Assembly Appropriations Committee Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes - Chair
California Assembly Appropriations Committee Assemblymember Diane Harkey - Vice Chair
California Assembly Health Committee Assemblymember Nestande
California Assembly Health Committee Assemblymember Pan
California Assembly Health Committee Assemblymember Martin Garrick
California Assembly Health Committee Assemblymember Dan Logue - Vice Chair
State Senator Lou Correa
California Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: California Assembly Health Committee.

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OPPOSE AB2109

- AB2109 violates California parental rights to exercise a philosophical exemption given under California law.

- This violates Californians constitutional rights because parents are being forced to get PERMISSION to opt out of a voluntary medical procedure.

- This bill forces parents to utilize an allopathic model of healthcare for their child in cases they may opt for a more natural approach, such as homeopathic, acupuncture, chiropractic, Chinese Medicine, etc.

- Pediatricians won't want to sign off on the exemption form because they won't meet their quotas for vaccinated children and bonuses.

- Pediatricians won't want to sign off on the form because they will get reduced reimbursement rates from the insurance companies due to vaccination requirements.

- Pediatricians won't want to sign off on the form because of the liability of it.

- Insurance companies will not pay for the office visits to sign off on these forms.

- California parents will have to pay out of pocket for this additional office visit.

- California parents will most likely have to shop around to several different pediatricians to get a signature, requiring more money and lots of counseling sessions or coercing that they shouldn't have to be subject to for exercising a right.

- It will be difficult for parents who don't have an established pediatrician already. They will have to a very lengthy discussion possibly over several visits to have them sign off on the form, costing even more money out of pocket.

- Many parents that utilize the philosophical exemption have done extensive research in this area and/or have a personal/religious belief against taking them and are acting in the best interest of their child.

- If parents can't get a signature on the form, their child won't be able to go to school without getting vaccinated.

- There is no way that all of the pros and cons of vaccines can be discussed in one short visit to a pediatrician.

- You don't need a doctor's signature to prove a patient has been educated.

- If this bill is passed, it will set precedence for many other states and could eventually end the philosophical exemption across the board.

- This bill could also set precedence in other areas of medical health decisions.

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Sincerely,