by Jefferey Jaxen
Health Impact News
Informed consent is defined as an agreement given by a person or a responsible proxy (e.g., a parent) for participation in a study, immunization program, or treatment regimen, after being informed of the purpose, methods, procedures, benefits, and risks.
Informed consent has been increasingly absent from the practices of doctors, hospitals rooms, neighborhood pharmacies, attending nurses and many other health professionals throughout the United States as well as many other parts of the world. Patients and parents are not being given the patient insert leaflet from the vaccine manufacturer before immunization. The insert contains the long list of side effects and possible complications as a direct result of immunization.
Many patients are given no information to determine if the vaccine is right for them or to weigh the risks and benefits.
‘Safe and effective’ is the willfully ignorant war cry of our modern-day medical system as it slips into the unthinking dark ages.
It is a fact that our recommended (increasingly forced) vaccine schedules are causing billions to be paid out for the damages and deaths which are increasing year after year. Vaccine court settlement payouts – for injuries and deaths caused directly from vaccines – increased to a total of $91.2 million in 2015, up from $22.8 million in 2014 to $114 million in 2015 — a 400% increase. Just the flu shot’s vaccine court settlement payments alone increased from $4.9 million in 2014 to $61 million in 2015 — an increase of more than 1000%.
How have politicians acted to protect their people from such injuries? How have politicians stepped up to protect the integrity of the American healthcare system? The simple answer is that they have not.
While parents face challenges to make the correct decisions for their children’s health, the state and the government appear to be doing everything in their power to come between such decisions.
Facing steep opposition in 2015 California enacted Senate Bill 277 (SB277) – one of the most expansive and intrusive mandatory vaccination laws in the US to date. SB277 served to activate the US people to the ongoing, pharmaceutical-company funded push to enact similar laws throughout the US.
Even before SB277 was enacted in California, physicians within the state faced persecution for allowing vaccine choice to their patients. However, according to the 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Medical Board of California the following officially awaits California health professionals who offer their patients informed consent and/or vaccine choice:
“The Board will investigate any complaints in which a physician may not be following the standard of care in these two new areas [deleted personal belief and religious exemptions].”
2016 didn’t offer much relief for California families and health professionals who believe in informed consent. December saw H.R. 6, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, move to the desk of President Obama, who has praised the bill and said he would sign it. The bill would no longer require the informed consent of the subjects [patients] for medical devices [vaccines] or drugs. The bill also allows patients receiving treatment by any medical doctor to be enrolled, without their knowledge, in a clinical trial for drugs and devices as long as there is “minimal risk” to the patient and the practitioner, and as long as there are “safeguards”.
2016 also saw SB277 co-author Richard Pan introduce Senate Bill 18 (SB18). In the words of journalist Jon Rappoport, “The bill’s wording is a grab-bag of generalities basically giving over care of children to the State.” Rappoport’s investigation also found that the $7.8 billion Silicon Valley Community Foundation is also similarly pushing a children’s bill of rights that is reflected in SB18’s language.
Physicians for Informed Consent Formed
On June 30, 2015, Dr. Shira Miller felt personally assaulted when California SB277 was signed into law. Since Dr. Miller does not follow the SB277 list of mandatory vaccines for her children, she suddenly found herself, like many California parents, in a desperate position.
While she was busy taking care of her patients and raising her young children, legislators voted away her fundamental rights.
A newly launched nonprofit called Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) is now joining the cause to get the government out of some of the most important conversations parents have with their pediatrician. PIC is committed to protecting the rights of parents to make medical decisions for their children, and safeguarding doctors’ professional responsibility to act ethically and in the best interests of their individual patients.
PIC is dedicated to raising public awareness about the problems posed for both parents and doctors by mandatory vaccination laws. In June 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB277, one of the most expansive and intrusive mandatory vaccination laws in the U.S. These laws discriminate against families who, in the best interest of their child’s health, do not follow the CDC’s recommended schedule. Politicians have forced their way into the conversation about one of the most important medical decisions families will make in consultation with their doctors.
Since its inception, the nonprofit Physicians for Informed Consent has provided 300 families and counting legal guidance on SB277, provided 100’s of hours of legal guidance to physicians, provided legal assistance to SB277 litigation and wrote a support letter – signed by over 300 physicians – for California Assembly Bill 2638.
Moving forward, the organization will provide online resources to reinforce their messaging, educational videos, a statistical paper on infectious disease mortality rates and a Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)-ometer.
PIC’s overall mission to unite doctors who oppose mandatory vaccination laws, and educate the public on infectious disease, the immune system, and informed consent is focused, direct and desperately needed.
It was the drafters of the US Declaration of Independence, fed up with government overreach into their lives, who boldly created the document and signed their names to it. Each signatory knew that if they didn’t hang together in their pursuit of liberty, truth and freedom they would surely hang separately.
The American medical system, along with the help of certain US politicians, are in the final stages of a corporate coup of healthcare. The US medicine system has become the barrier of entry for families who wish to still retain informed consent and health freedom.
With the introduction of SB18, whose vague wording could easily threaten child protective service-like action for parents who oppose vaccinating their children, the State is lining up against the family.
It appears we are approaching an age of mass, sustained medical civil disobedience against deaf (or willfully corrupt) politicians, timid healthcare professionals “just following orders” and pharmaceutical companies desperate to retain their long-failed healing paradigm by forcing their products upon an increasing unwilling population.
The line in the sand was crossed when California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB277, the future of health freedom rests in consciousness of a rapidly awakening population to true healing.