Originally Sent: 3/13/2014
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More Action Needed to Protect Parental Freedom
Dear Colorado Members and Friends,
House Bill 1288 is being considered TODAY, Thursday, March 13, before the Health, Insurance and Environment Committee. We are asking you to call the committee to oppose the legislation.
HB 1288 would make it harder for families to use the personal exemptions from immunizations. The bill requires that families get information and the signature of a medical professional in order to “certify” that they are informed about immunizations before being able to claim an exemption. HB 1288 restricts parents’ exercise of their fundamental right to make health care decisions and assumes that they are uneducated and uninformed about these decisions. Please take a moment this morning to contact the committee members below, especially if you are their constituent.
Some good news in the legislature is that the Senate passed Senate Bill 32 which would restore the right of parents to choose an alternative health care provider for their children at any age. The vote was very close, however, and more action will be needed once the bill is assigned to a house committee for hearings. Nevertheless, we thank you for all your work.
For House Bill 1288, contact the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee and give them the following messages in your own words:
“I am calling to oppose House Bill 1288 that would require parents to receive a certification of knowledge before obtaining a personal belief exemption to immunization. Parents with personal objections to immunizations should not be interfered with in order to exercise their freedom to make appropriate medical decisions for their children. Parents can decide what is best for their families without burdensome government requirements or intervention like this. Please vote against HB 1288.”
You can contact the members of the committee using the following information:
Representative McCann, Chair House Health Committee
Representative Schafer, Vice Chair House Health
Thank you for all you do in defense of freedom for families in the great state of Colorado!
Very truly yours,
Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
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