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Correction: Action Needed to Protect Parental Freedom
Dear Colorado Members and Friends,
Yesterday, we sent out an email stating that the committee hearing for House Bill 1288 would be held today, March 6. However, the hearing will be held on Thursday, March 13.
Please contact the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee as requested below.
House Bill 1288 encumbers the process for families trying to receive a personal exemption from immunizations. The bill requires that families “certify” that they are informed about immunizations before being able to claim an exemption. Please take a moment today to contact the committee members below, especially if you are their constituent.
HB 1288 places a burdensome and unnecessary obstacle in front of parents exercising their fundamental right to make health care decisions. Parents can and should be trusted to make informed decisions about exercising their personal beliefs without the government stepping in to impose unreasonable burdens like this.
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 contact 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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