GRASSROOTS RESPONSES CONTINUE
1. AAPS BACKS FREEDOM OF CHOICE
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons has condemned the Maryland compulsory mass vaccinations of November 17, 2007.*
An AAPS media release states, “'This power play obliterates informed consent and parental rights,' said Kathryn Serkes, director of policy for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), one of the few national physician groups that refuse corporate funding from pharmaceutical companies...
“'This campaign of intimidation to brutally enforce blanket vaccine mandates by government agencies and the school district gives no consideration for the rights of the parents or the individual medical condition of the child,' said Serkes...
"Children should be carefully screened, medical records taken and decisions made carefully – not in an ad hoc assembly-line clinic in a county courtroom and under the brutal watch of law enforcement. This is a man-made disaster ready to waiting to detonate. Children could receive a dangerous cocktail of several vaccines without proper examinations. 'The procedure is reckless and subjects children to the risk of severe reactions. Physicians would not be allowed to treat children in this way, without individual histories and physical exams – or informed consent,' said Jane M. Orient, M.D., AAPS Executive Director."
2. TIBURON DECLARATION GAINS MORE SIGNATORIES
3. LIBERTY COALITION
At its regular meeting on Capitol Hill earlier today, the Liberty Coalition added compulsory vaccination to the issues it is monitoring. This organization, linking dozens of netroots / grassroots advocate groups, has become a strong voice for freedom in Washington. Its member groups are now expected to focus attention on health freedom along with the other freedom issues the group supports. http://www.libertycoalition.net/
4. FROHMAN REPORTS - Common Interest Blog
"Laws need to be changed to support Complementary and Alternative Modalities (CAM).
So there we have it; continued attacks on health and freedom are generating increased responses from advocates and citizens. Will these issues be addressed in the presidential election -- by any candidate other than Dr. Paul? We shall see.