Children’s Health Defense asked us to get this story out to you urgently. Please read and share.

Posted by GreenMedInfo, CHD Affiliate

Today, March 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m., The HELP Committee (Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) started it’s hearing, “Vaccines Save Lives: What is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?” This is the second U.S. congressional hearing focused on state vaccine laws and the measles outbreaks in the U.S.

It’s time to voice your concerns to your elected representatives. Parental rights and civil liberty issues are the very essence of today’s hearing and the hearing that was held on February 27, 2019 in The Energy & Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. There are more than 100 vaccine-related bills that have been introduced at the state level. These bills span 30 states proposing to expand, restrict or eliminate vaccine informed consent rights. Foundational freedoms are at risk: a parents right to informed consent to medical risk taking and constitutional rights to exercise religious and conscientious beliefs when it comes to medical decision making.

Parents and advocates must show up to the hearings in your state. See for more information on state-specific legislation and taking action in your state. If your Senator is on the HELP Committee, call and email them! Organizations around the U.S. are calling for urgent action.

The CHD has created six handouts to share with the public and gives guidance on what to communicate to your representatives:

CHD: The Myth of New and Unusual Measles Outbreaks;
CHD: This Hearing Should Be About Enforcing Informed Consent;
CHD: This Hearing Should Be About Lack of Vaccine Effectiveness;
CHD: This Hearing Should Be About Vaccine Costs;
CHD: This Hearing Should Be About Vaccine Safety;
CHD: What is Really Driving This Hearing.

Please feel free to use them in your efforts.