Responding to Voter Questions: Parental Rights

A voter stated:

What are your positions on parental rights and medical choice freedom? Specifically, do you support vaccine mandates OR an individual’s/parent’s fundamental human right to decide what one allows, or doesn’t allow, into their own body or that of their child’s?

My Response:

I believe in protecting and preserving the rights of all individuals.

I'm in the process of adding a blog post this weekend which specifically addresses this issue. In particular, it talks about CA SB 277 which eliminated the exemption from immunization requirements based upon personal beliefs.

This is just one example of the dangers society faces by giving more power to the government. For you, the concern is what goes into our bodies. For others, it is the licensing they must go through to make a living. For me, it is all these things combined. Each time we erode away at a right, we may get some temporary sense of security but long-term we are jeopardizing the ideals of freedom for which this nation stands.

Thank you for taking the time to reach out. Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.