By Hwaa Irfan
There is a curious development taking place within the U.S. pertaining to what rights a citizen has over their own health, and one that may not only pertain to American citizens. It has probably been unfolding for a long time the result of which protects the interests of the medical and pharmaceutical industry over the God given right to choose. It is a development that most are probably are aware of to some degree, but when it verges on a crime to defend that personal choice sanity has clearly been removed from the equation.
When one hears of such curious occupations as a Vaccine Right lawyer that pretty much sums up the desperate measures that have to be taken in order to defend one’s right over one’s health. Patricia Finn is one such attorney.
Taking into context the passing of the bill H.R. 347 on Monday 27 February 2012 which virtually deactivates the 1st Amendment pertaining to freedom of practice of religion, freedom of speech, the 4th Amendment which covers the right of a person to defend themselves against unreasonable searches, and the 5th Amendment, the right to life, liberty, or property, Patricia Finn specializes in defending the 1st Amendment rights of her clients against a state that has those rights written into the countries Constitution. Though given the forcible nature in which new vaccines are being applied regardless of whether one is a believer or not, that right is human.
Part of the practice is to defend religious exemptions from vaccines in cases of:
- School-age children
- Employment and the workplace
- Health care employees
- Vaccine injuries
That right to defend quite bluntly has been denied through a series of events. Finn has been threatened with the removal of her license by the Ninth Judicial District of New York State, making her a right to defend a 1st Amendment right a crime, and the right of parents to protect the defenceless, i.e. children to do so. Deemed as a threat to public interest, Finn has been served with papers to stop her from practicing law, and has been ordered to disclose the names of the people she defends. Patricia Finn rightly refuses to do so!
In a country deemed backward incoming forward like Egypt, especially after 30+ years of being governed by a corrupt regime, Egyptian parents have that right of choice, a choice that is being whittled away for American parents. The AB 2109 bill that was presented in February 2012 in the U.S. is an example in kind of eliminating that right.
AB 2109 was presented by state assemblyman and pediatrician, Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), California nad has been sponsored by the California Medical Association (CMA), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the California Immunization Coalition. Even if that bill does not become law, currently any child enrolled in a Californian school are ‘legally’ required to have their child vaccinated although it is stated that exemption is possible for religious/philosophical reasons. However to get that exemption a parent has to sign immunization records, which apart from lists them, also serves to exclude their child from school in the event of an outbreak of what is deemed as a ‘vaccine-preventable’ disease.
To be more precise, as stated in AB 2109 bill as it pertains to California:
“Existing law prohibits the governing authority of a school or other institution from unconditionally admitting any person as a pupil of any private or public elementary or secondary school, child care center, day nursery, nursery school, family day care home, or development center, unless prior to his or her first admission to that institution he or she has been fully immunized against various diseases, as specified.”
However, if their child contract a vaccine related illness/disability or even death that is a different matter inccured at the expense of the parent and child’s life.
Authored by Senator Wolk, and Assembly Member Fuentes, if AB 2109 is passed into law parents will find it more difficult to refuse vaccination after July 1st, 2013 at a time in U.S. vaccine history when increasingly questionable vaccines (60 in number) are expected to be taken by the age of 6!
Corporate America for Corporate America
It is the ordinary man, woman child is paying the cost for the corporate nature of American governance and the vaccine program is not far removed from this reality. A child must be vaccinated, and they can always be compensated for the stress, but not their lives through vaccine-related legislation which includes:
- The Smallpox Emergency Personnel Protection Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-20) for smallpox
- The Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (108-7)
- The United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-25)
But as stated in a 2005 CRS Report to Congress:
“The Homeland Security Act (HSA) of 2002 (P.L. 107-296) protects manufacturers and health care workers who administer the smallpox vaccine from tort liability and restricts that liability assumed by the United States to negligence of those parties (Section 304). Other sections of the HSA of 2002 that related to vaccines have since been repealed.”
What defence did a parent have if their child becomes ill, disabled or dead from the Sabine polio vaccine. The Sabine polio vaccine, was manufactured by Merck, was contaminated with Simian virus-40 (SV-40) a virus known to cause cancer. 30 million children worldwide were vaccinated with that vaccine.
The hidden riches in intellectual property rights lays behind the current obsession of U.S. governance, to the extent that ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which is a multinational agreement for intellectual property law enforcement has been signed and is enacted, and SOPA is expected to be reintroduced in February 2012 for intellectual property rights means money, and vaccines without proven successful trials fall under intellectual property rights.
Adams, M. “Vaccination Rights Attorney Patricia Finn Threatened With Criminal Charges; New York State Demands She Surrender Names Of All Clients.”
Ji, S. “Media Blackout On Bill AB 2109 Threatening Vaccine Rights.” http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/media-blackout-bill-ab-2109-threatening-vaccine-rights
Thaul, S. “Domestic Social Policy DivisionCRS Report for Congress: Vaccine Policy Issues (Order Code RL31793). http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL31793.pdf
“The Law Offices of Patricia Finn Attorney.” http://www.patriciafinnattorney.com/
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