This week we informed you that New Jersey legislators were moving to limit the religious exemption for childhood vaccinations and now another bill- A1847- is set to create even more outrage. And rightfully so.
Sponsored by Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt of Camden County, A1847 is designed to “mandate human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations for all New Jersey students in grades six through 12.” 1 The thought of any vaccine being mandated by the state is upsetting, but this one is especially terrifying.
Currently, the legislation’s language only allows people to opt out with “a written note from either ‘a licensed physician indicating that the vaccine is medically contraindicated for a specific period of time’ or ‘the student or, if the student is a minor, the student’s parent or guardian, explaining how the administration of the vaccine conflicts with the bona fide religious tenets or practices of the student or the parent or guardian.’”2
And for good measure, it goes on to say, “a general philosophical or moral objection to the vaccination shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds.”3 If you live in New Jersey I’d be paying close attention to how this plays out and be prepared to move or pull your kids out of school.
The CDC recommends the HPV vaccine for all boys and girls, aged 11 to 12 as a way to guard against the development of seven strains of cancer, including cervical and throat cancers, as an adult. However, research has shown that this vaccine does enormous damage to the body and can actually cause a more serious and deadly strain of HPV than the one it’s meant to prevent.
If you live in New Jersey, our thoughts are with you.