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Why We Protect Religious Exemptions to Vaccines — Part 3

by Valerie Borek, Esq. Our three-part series reviews the many important reasons that we protect religious exemptions to vaccines. In Part 1, we discuss the myriad ways that their denial offends the Constitution. In Part 2, we draw a powerful analogy to forced sterilization to illustrate a very slippery slope when we permit governments to determine who is and isn’t unfit (and unvaccinated). In
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Is Vaccination a “Public Good”?

by Cara Judea Alhadeff, PhD Manufactured consent The primary “public health alert” in the US is a so-called public good that focuses on vaccinations. Big Pharma is the largest advertiser today, the number-one lobbyist in Washington D.C., and donates twice what oil and gas give to our politicians—four times as much as defense and aeronautic contractors. Payoffs drive policies. Government mandated vaccinations are an appalling example
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Hold Space for Vaccination Choice

by Louise Kuo Habakus Note: This post, shared in its entirety on multiple Facebook pages, was updated on 11/6/16 When it comes to this issue, we are often asked: “What can we do?” So here it is, the most powerful thing can actually be done in the privacy of our own living rooms and our own minds. Hold space for the idea that vaccination choice
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Why We Protect Religious Exemptions to Vaccines — Part 2

by Valerie Borek, Esq. In Part 1, we reviewed the ample and robust Constitutional support for religious exemptions. Now that we remember we have a Constitution, let’s look at what it’s protecting us from. And in Part 3, we explore more reasonable steps that can be taken before resorting to the most restrictive and extreme action: the removal of liberty and free choice. The analogy is
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Parents’ Legal Victory Over NYC Flu Shot Mandate: What Does It Mean?

by Robert J. Krakow, Esq. 12/21: Flu shot mandate for all kids just introduced in NYS Legislature Breaking news… 12/21/15 Predictably, on the heels of the judicial invalidation of the City of New York Board of Health’s rule mandating the influenza vaccine for some preschoolers, a State Assemblyman announced the introduction of legislation that would mandate the vaccine for all children in New York State
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NYC Flu Vax Mandate Shut Down

by Louise Kuo Habakus Court says NO to pre-K flu vax mandate Breaking news… 12/16/15… 3:30 pm. The City of New York is enjoined from enforcing the flu shot mandate for day care and preschool. Read the reply brief and order and decision. And read this commentary by litigator and vaccine injury expert Robert J. Krakow, Esq. explaining what this decision means. Legislature cannot be
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CPS and Medical Marijuana — Episode 92

Listen to Fearless Parent Radio™ on Wednesdays at 7pm ET online on PRN.fm or by phone by dialing (401) 347-0456. Once the show has aired, listen on our Archived Shows page, iTunes, or Podbean. Check back here to keep tabs on our upcoming shows! #92 — CPS and Medical Marijuana ** November 25, 2015 Guests //Indra Lusero, Esq and Heather Thompson, PhD ** Host // Valerie Borek, Esq
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Pediatric Autoimmune & Neuropsych Disorders — Episode 90

Listen to Fearless Parent Radio™ on Wednesdays at 7pm ET online on PRN.fm or by phone by dialing (401) 347-0456. Once the show has aired, listen on our Archived Shows page, iTunes, or Podbean. Check back here to keep tabs on our upcoming shows! #90 — Pediatric Autoimmune & Neuropsych Disorders ** November 11, 2015 Guest // Heather Korbmacher, MED, NBCT ** Host // Carla Atherton Imagine that
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Children’s Water Rights are Human Rights

By Carly A. Krakow On July 28th, 2010, for the first time in history the United Nations General Assembly clearly defined the human right to water in Resolution 64/292. The Resolution acknowledges “the importance of equitable access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as an integral component of the realization of all human rights,” and calls on States to fulfill their responsibility
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Why We Protect Religious Exemptions to Vaccines — Part 1

by Valerie Borek, Esq. Our three-part series reviews the many important reasons that we protect religious exemptions to vaccines. In Part 1, we discuss the myriad ways that their denial offends the Constitution. In Part 2, we draw a powerful analogy to forced sterilization to illustrate a very slippery slope when we permit governments to determine who is and isn’t unfit (and unvaccinated). In
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