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10/6/2009 3:16:44 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Massachusetts--URGENT--Calls Needed to Oppose Forced Immunizations!

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Massachusetts--URGENT--Calls Needed to Oppose Forced Immunizations!

Dear Members and Friends,

The full House of Representatives for the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts is scheduled to vote on Senate Bill 2028, the "Pandemic
Response Bill," THIS Thursday, October 8.

The media has widely reported the problems with this bill, including
its granting broad and sweeping powers to the governor and other
government officials in a "health emergency." The bill is fraught
with problems, including overly broad language and a lack of clear
definitions. The bill was passed unanimously by the Massachusetts
Senate in April. Since then, however, a number of senators have gone
on record expressing their concern with the bill and their desire to
see the bill defeated or at least re-worked in the House.

HSLDA opposes this legislation because of our grave concerns regarding
the bill's granting unparalleled powers to the government, including
authority to force vaccinations on children. HSLDA believes that
parents should always have the right, in every situation, to exempt
themselves and their children from vaccinations. There are many
medical, philosophical and religious reasons as to why this should be
so. Unfortunately, this bill grants authority to local and even
unlicensed government "appointees" to vaccinate. It grants police the
power to incarcerate, without a warrant, adults who refuse to be
vaccinated, and the right to seize children if their parents refuse.
These, among others, are unacceptable provisions.

HSLDA understands the need for government to be able to protect
citizens during an emergency. The concerns regarding the H1N1 virus
are important, but they are not of sufficient magnitude to justify
granting such broad, undefined and sweeping power to the government.
Please take action, as requested below, to oppose this unprecedented
intrusion by the government.

For more information about this bill see our legislative information
page at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7048

ACTION REQUESTED

Please contact your representative TODAY to ask him or her to vote
against S.B. 2028. Give this message in your own words:

"This unprecedented granting of power to the government invades the
civil liberties of its citizens and is unwarranted. S.B. 2028 is too
sweeping and ill-defined to permit a responsible legislator to vote in
favor of them. At the very least, the proposed law requires a
significant amount of reworking and study before going forward.
Please vote no on S.B. 2028."

You can find your representative here:
http://www.hslda.org/toolbox


There is no need to identify yourself as a homeschooler as this bill
affects all parents in the Commonwealth.

Thank you for your commitment to defending freedom and family!


Very Truly Yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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