September 3, 2011
By Camille Giglio
During the wee hours of evening of August 31, the California state senators, on a partisan vote, gave final approval to AB 499, a bill mandating Gardasil vaccination for minors by 22 ayes to 17 nays. Only two Democrats, Senator Correa and Senator Rubio, joined all of the Republicans and voted no. The bill now goes to Governor Jerry Brown, a liberal Democrat, who will have until the last day of September to either sign, veto or send it back without his signature – which is the same as approval, basically.
The most important sentence in this two sentence diabolical bill states that:
A minor who is 12 years of age or older may consent to medical care related to the prevention of a sexually transmitted disease.
The premise for this bill as promoted by its manufacturer, Merck and Co. is Gardasil’s ability to prevent a sexually active person from suffering the consequences of 4 out of a possible 40 variants of cancer and including genital warts. You notice that since the bill states only that “a minor” may consent, the injections will also be provided now for boys as an equity issue. They will receive the Glaxosmithkline shots called Cervarix.
Currently, in California, the age of consent begins at 16 legalizing a minor’s right, sans parental knowledge, to consent to abortion, contraceptives, venereal disease treatment, mental health services. The mental health part passed only last year. Plus now, it is not only a matter of treatment for a disease contracted through sexual activity. It is the prevention of the disease that is promised to those who become sexually active.
Note that though this bill reduces the age of consent on all matters sexuality for minors from 15 to 12 years of age; it also requires parents and all California citizens to pick up the tab for the “services” provided.
In fact, everybody in the nation will be contributing through their taxes because, in California these services are paid 50% by federal dollars and 50% by state (except for abortions which are paid with California state tax dollars). Payment may come through any of three programs: MediCal, California’s version of federal Medicaid; The Healthy Families Program (also a MediCal program); or the California Minor Consent account.
There are an estimated 900,000+ minors in California ages 12-17. California will be paying $10 per head to every qualified person who injects your child with Gardasil. Federal dollars will pay for the purchase of Gardasil, which is a series of 3 injections over 6 months, at an estimated cost of from $350 to $500 per recipient.
Payment for this part comes from the federal Vaccines for Children program, which is administered by the federal Centers for Disease Control.
The bill was endorsed by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, plus a vast array of their tax supported minions including the LGBT Center, Kaiser Hospitals and several governmental health care provider groups. They will all profit at the taxpayers expense by receiving tax dollars to provide these services.
This bill also removes any thought of an opt-out action for parents to reject the services on behalf of their children. Those opt-out papers at school or at the doctor’s office, that you signed two years ago will now be null and void. Kaiser hospitals have been giving these shots to minors without benefit of legal protection and without parental awareness for at least two years. If you signed a form allowing Kaiser to give your minor daughter all the listed shots including something referred to as HPV, you approved Gardasil as far as they are concerned.
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