Vaccine Wake Up Call for Parents: Your Children Are Being Taken

by Barbara Loe Fisher
Every mother has had the nightmare. We dream our child, who we love more than we thought we could love anyone, has been taken away by strangers and cannot be found. The cold fear rises up from our stomach into our throats as we search, endlessly, to find the child we would give up our own life to protect from harm.

The biological imperative for parents to protect their young is stronger than the law of any nation. It is stronger than any value or belief. It is primitive and hardwired into a mother’s DNA because it is the fierce protective instinct that enables intelligent life on earth to survive.

Historic Power Struggle: Doctors vs. Parents

The debate about vaccination in the 21st century is not just about the science and whether vaccines and vaccine policies are a safe and effective way to keep individuals and populations truly healthy.[1], [2]

It is also part of an historic power struggle between parents and doctors about whether doctors or anyone else in society should have the legal right to give children a pharmaceutical product or medical treatment that carries a risk of injury or death without the parent’s voluntary, informed consent.[3], [4], [5]

CA Bill Strips Informed Consent Rights from Parents

Today, there is a bill on the desk of California Governor Jerry Brown (Assembly Bill 499)[6] that has been quietly and quickly rammed through the state legislature by the medical-pharma lobby.[7]

If Governor Brown signs that bill into law, then children as young as 12 years old will be vaccinated with Gardasil, hepatitis B and future vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases without the knowledge or consent of their parents.

Merck & Pharma Profit

This proposed law would cost the cash-strapped state of California multi-millions of dollars to implement. Most of that money will go to Merck and other vaccine corporations to pay for multiple doses of each vaccine that will be aggressively promoted[8], [9] to young children, who are not yet physically, mentally or emotionally mature enough to make fully informed decisions about risk-taking, including whether or not to take a medical risk.[10], [11], [12]

This proposed law gutting parental informed consent rights is great news for drug companies like Merck, which sells Gardasil to the government for $108 per dose,[13] but it is very bad news for parents.

Parents Legally Responsible for Secretly Vaccinated Children

What if a 12 year old child is biologically at high risk for having a life threatening vaccine reaction but the parent is not told the child has been vaccinated and does not watch for symptoms and the child’s reaction ends in permanent disability?[14], [15]

Will the person, who has secretly given the vaccine to the child without the parent’s knowledge, be legally responsible for what happens if the child has a serious reaction?

Will the drug company that sold the vaccine to the state be legally responsible for the physical harm done to a secretly vaccinated child?

No. The parent will be legally and financially responsible for caring for the child,[16] who was taken by strangers and vaccinated without the parent’s consent, and is now brain damaged for life.

No Liability for Drug Corps or Doctors

In America, there is no legal liability or responsibility for drug companies selling or doctors giving government recommended vaccines when those vaccines injure or kill children or adults.[17], [18]

How can the state of California - or any state - give anyone in society the power to secretly take a child away from a parent and subject that child to a medical risk without the parent’s consent?

There is no doctor, no government employee and no politician, who has the moral right to do that to a parent or their child.

When Parental Rights Are Lost, Children Are Exploited

This California legislation that was pushed through the state legislature by pharmaceutical and medical industry lobbyists, will strip parents of the long held legal right to make informed, voluntary decisions about pharmaceutical products and medical procedures that carry risks for their children.

That fundamental legal right is all that stands between parents and exploitation of their children by those in positions of power in society with a personal or professional vested interest in forcing every child to use pharmaceutical products that are not safe or effective for every child.

Wake Up Call for Parents In All States

This is a wake-up call for parents in all states. If politicians can vote to strip parents of their legal right to exercise informed consent to medical risks taken by their children in California, it can happen in your state, too.

If young children can be secretly vaccinated for sexually transmitted diseases without their parents consent today, it will not be long before all babies and children can be secretly vaccinated with every government recommended vaccine without their parents’ consent tomorrow.

CA Parents: Your Children Are Being Taken

Join NVIC’s vaccine choice Advocacy Portal. Stand up for your legal right to make informed, voluntary decisions about medical risk taking for your child today or you will not have that legal right tomorrow.

California parents: NVIC has issued a California Action Alert about Assembly Bill 499 at

Let Governor Brown know how you feel about your children being taken from you.

See NVIC Action Alert for California here.


[1] National Vaccine Information Center. NVIC Statement on Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality, IOM Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines. Aug. 25, 2011.
[2] Stratton K, Ford A, Rusch E, Clayton EW, editors. Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality. Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines. National Academies Press: 2011.
[4] Parental Right to Refuse Medical Treatment in Mother Doe & Father Doe vs. Anthony Conyers, Jr., Commissioner of VA Dept. of Social Services and Sarah C. Snead, Director of Chesterfield Dept. of Social Services and VA Governor Mark E. Warner. Re: Liberty Interest. June 17, 2005.
[5] Kleifgen B. Informed Consent in Vaccination. Vaccine July 2010.
[12] Dartmouth College. Press Release: Brain changes significantly after age 18, says Dartmouth research. Feb. 6, 2006.
[15] Attkisson S. Gardasil Researcher Speaks Out. CBS News. Aug. 29, 2009.
[16] Virginia Office of the Attorney General. Family Relationships and the Law. Accessed Sept. 1, 2011


Anonymous said...

Living in VA, I'm sure you are aware of your neighbors next door in WV, who require ALL children to be vaccinated. Having recently moved here to WV from TN, where we had a religious exemption, I am scared to death of what will happen in 2 years when my oldest starts school! I do browse the NVIC website, but the state information for WV has not be updated in 2 years. What can I do?? and is anything in the works to be done?? I appreciate any help or suggestions.
Alex Workman

Glory Bea said...

Barbara, thank you for all you do on the vaccine awareness front! I just want you to know I've linked to this site on my blog list at Blessings, Glory

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Anonymous said...

clGovernor Brown has signed into law AB499 which allow 12 year old to be vaccinated without parental consent in California state.
This is outrageous.
Oct 9,2011

Anonymous said...

The good doctors here at Children"s Hospital in Seattle held a symposium on vaccines awhile back advocating strenuously for laws which allow the mandatory vaccinating of children in spite of the parents wishes. So this idea that CA has hatched is on the move around the country. One solution is to educate your children outside of the government school system.

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