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3/12/2007 5:09:40 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
California: AB 16 Joint Legislative Newsflash - March 12, 2007

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From: Roy Hanson's Child and Family Protection Association and HSLDA

Bill: AB 16 - HPV Immunizations for Girls before School Enrollment
Author: Assembly Member Ed Hernandez
Position: Strongly Oppose
Status: In the California State Assembly
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We have received a number of calls regarding AB 16 expressing concern
about the proposed requirement for all girls to receive the HPV
vaccination before being enrolled in the 7th grade in any public or
private school, which would include private home-based schools. We
routinely watch all legislation dealing with vaccinations for at least
two reasons: 1) all requirements for children to be vaccinated are
currently linked to school enrollment, which includes home-based
private schools; and 2) no parent should be required to have their
child vaccinated if it is contrary to what they believe is best for
their own child.

AB 16 adds the very questionable and potentially dangerous human
papillomarvirus (HPV) vaccine to the 10 vaccinations currently
required for children before being admitted to specific grades in any
public or private school.

Current law prohibits public and private school officials from
admitting any child to their school unless either: 1) that child has
received all of the vaccinations listed in current law for their grade
level; or 2) the child's parent has signed a waiver indicating that
they do not want their child to receive the "required" vaccinations.
The waiver is documented on the back-side of the "California School
Immunization Record," which is required to be kept on file at the
child's school of enrollment (public or private - including private
home schools). This form is available from your local county health
department. More details, including a sample copy of the "California
School Immunization Record" (Department of Health Form PM268B), are
available in CHEA's manual, "An Introduction to Home Education" (see
pages 5-21 & 8-7 current 10th edition). You can contact CHEA at
562-864-2432; PO Box 2009, Norwalk, CA 90651;

AB 16 does not remove this waiver capability. In fact, AB 16, as
currently written, actually adds helpful language, clarifying what
this waiver can cover by stating that the parent can waive "any or all
of the immunizations" that are otherwise required for school
attendance. Unfortunately, almost all public announcements promoting
vaccination of children fail to mention that parents can sign this

AB 16 does not make it very easy for parents to get information about
any effects of the HPV vaccination or any risks associated with having
an HPV vaccination. In fact, AB 16 was amended on March 5th to remove
the requirement for doctors who administer the HPV vaccination to
provide written information to the parents concerning the effects of
the vaccination.

We are very concerned about parents being pressured to have their
daughters vaccinated with this HPV vaccination because so little is
known about it and its long-term effects. Also, there have been very
troubling reports of dangerous immediate side effects, such as
fainting and convulsions, at least when the HPV vaccine has been
received in conjunction with other vaccinations. Watch for additional
helpful information concerning vaccinations in Family Protection
Ministry's upcoming March-April newsletter, Legal-Legislative Update.
You can express your concerns about AB 16 anytime by calling your own
California Assembly Member, or by calling the bill's author, Assembly
member Ed Hernandez at 916-319-2057.

Parents should learn all they can before making any decisions
concerning vaccinating their children. The following resources
provide information on vaccines, including their potential dangers to

National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), Barbara Loe Fisher,
Co-founder and President, (703) 938-3783, 204 Mill St., Suite B1;
Vienna, VA 22180, or online at

Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education (PROVE), Dawn Richardson,
Co-Founder and President, (512) 288-3999, P.O. Box 91566; Austin, TX
78709, or online at

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), (800) 311-3435, 1600
Clifton Rd; Atlanta, GA 30333, or online at

We are neither endorsing the above resources nor attesting to the
accuracy of any information provided by these resources.

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Roy Hanson's HELP Tree
Child and Family Protection Association
P.O. Box 730
Lincoln, CA 95648-0730
Fax: (916) 415-9470

HELP Tree Director
P.O. Box 100
Somerset, CA 95684-0100
Fax: (530) 622-4717

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