Massachusetts residents are facing a deadline to vocalize their opposition to several bills that could potentially infringe upon individual and parental rights in the state. The deadline for signing up to testify against these proposed measures is set for 5 PM Eastern Time.
Attorney Aaron Siri has taken to social media to spread awareness and urge Massachusetts residents to sign up and speak out against what he refers to as “Marxist rules” designed to strip away their rights as United States citizens.
The first bill, H.2151, also known as “An Act promoting community immunity,” has raised concerns among those who oppose it. If passed, this legislation would grant the ability to administer vaccinations to individuals of any age without obtaining parental consent. Additionally, it would introduce a new form for those seeking religious exemptions and empower private schools and entities to refuse such exemptions. These institutions would also be given the authority to mandate a greater number of vaccines than what is recommended by the Massachusetts schedule. Furthermore, medical exemptions would be placed under certain constraints. It is worth noting that there is a Senate version of this bill, S.1458.
Another bill, H.604 (Senate version: S.1391), titled “An Act relative to routine childhood immunizations,” has come under scrutiny due to its proposal to completely eliminate religious exemptions for school attendance. This has sparked outrage among those who value the freedom to make healthcare decisions based on their religious beliefs.
Lastly, H.471 aims to expand the list of required vaccinations for children attending school by including the HPV and Hepatitis A vaccines. While the objective may be to prevent preventable diseases, critics argue that the decision to mandate these vaccines should ultimately be left to individual families and their healthcare providers.
As the deadline for testifying against these bills approaches, Aaron Siri has emphasized the urgency of the situation. He warns of the potential elimination of religious exemptions, the limitation of medical exemptions, the prospect of doctors administering vaccines to minors without parental consent, and the implementation of mandatory HPV vaccination. Furthermore, he notes the requirement for parents to attend government-sponsored programs.
Massachusetts residents who oppose these measures are encouraged to visit the provided link shared by Aaron Siri for more information and to sign up before the deadline. This is seen as a crucial opportunity to exercise their right to be heard and potentially impact the outcome of these proposed bills.
It is important to understand the implications and potential impact of these legislative changes on individual and parental rights, as well as the broader implications for public health and personal choice. The outcome of the testimonies and the subsequent decisions made by lawmakers regarding these bills will undoubtedly have far-reaching consequences for Massachusetts residents and may act as a precedent for similar debates taking place in other states.