March 9, 2009 -
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New York News
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the U.S. and Around the World
The American Rally for Personal Rights
Read about and view the May 26, 2010 gathering in Chicago that
called for the universal human rights standard of informed consent for all medical interventions.
Frontline's "Vaccine War" - Balanced reporting?
Links to the controversial April 2010 program. Dr. Jay Gordon's
take in his letter to PBS: �Distraught, confused moms against important, well-spoken calm
Parents say no to more vaccines
by Heather Senison, Legislative Gazette, Mon, Jun 16, 2008
A hundred angry parents traveled from across the state last week to protest a bill that would add to the list of mandatory vaccinations and to demand the right to refuse immunizations for their children on philosophical or medical grounds.
The parents, joined by Assemblyman Marc Alessi, D-Manor Park, held signs displaying phrases such as "trust what God gave you, your immune system works," and "parental choice vs. corporate profit," while shouting "my kids, my choice."
Continued at legislativegazette.com.
(Not Very) Recent Updates
NYS 2112 "Immunizations; prohibition on the use of mercury"
- limits amount of mercury in vaccines given to pregnant women and
children under 3 years.
(2190 - 2196) Long-term Care and Employee Immunization Act
registry law 2168 DOH to collect reports of immunizations,
NY Public Health Law 2164 (updated
2007) mandates the vaccination of children before they will be admitted to
NY Requirements for Vitamin K & Eye Drops at Birth
Birth Plan Make sure
they do it your way.
In 2004, tetanus, a non communicable disease,
was added to the list of diseases
requiring vaccination of NY children.
Michael Palmer's vaccine thriller FATAL on NYT bestseller list. Barbara
Loe Fisher says, "Get it now"!
NY moves to enact State Emergency Health Powers Act,
mandating vaccination in "emergencies." See
details and sign the petition
Court Tells NY School District To Honor Parent's Religious Belief
Rochester, NY 1/31/02
District Refuses Religious Exemption After Son Used Sugar
Rochester, NY 12/5/01
Clarkstown School Board Sued After
Expelling Student 11/27/01
Lawyers Claim CDC Cooked Books on Mercury - Secret Report Reveals
Judge Backs Parents on Immunizations
Casper, WY 8/21/01
Attention: New York
You are urged to submit written statements detailing your experience with and/or opinions about New
York's mandatory vaccination law and exemptions. Please act today. Click for details
Hep B Action Against Students in Utica, NY 10/10/2000
Medical Institute Set to Determine if Vaccines Really Cause Autism
Shots Heard 'round the World
Syracuse New Times Net report by Spider Rybaak
Once considered the key to preserving public health, immunizations come under unfriendly fire.
Chicken pox vaccination of NY children was passed in 1999 and has become
law despite our efforts to get legislators to hold public hearings and
examine the issue carefully. Check to see who
we contacted and what the response was. Just how dangerous
chickenpox to children in New York before the vote? Check out state
statistics few politicians bothered to look at.
York Times piece about vaccination. Note the part that says the
Vaccine Initiative/Infectious Diseases Society of America is using focus
groups, surveys and "other marketing tools" to
explain immunization to the public.
The New York state legislature has passed the
Health Information and Quality Improvement Bill, which requires the state's department of health to post on
its website the
professional profiles of doctors practicing in New York state.
Sign up for a free National Vaccine Information Center e-mail
subscription at nvic.org.
Subscribe to the PROVE (Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education) Email
Updates at vaccineinfo.net/subscribe.htm.