3 Republicans Sneak In Vaccination Without Parental Consent Amendment (Update 4.1.22)
***Update 4/1/22 – Action Deferred on HB0946 until April 6, 2022 in the House Health Committee. HB2032 was taken off notice in the House Health Committee on March 30th.
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The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –
On March 22nd in the House Health Subcommittee and on March 23rd in the Senate Health Committee, two “caption bills” were snuck in under the radar with amendments added that push the HPV Vaccine. One of the bills allows minors to receive the HPV vaccine without parental knowledge or consent.
A caption bill is filed as a placeholder with generic language that is filled out with amendments in committees and subcommittees. Generally, these amendments are not displayed on the General Assembly website until a bill is well on its way in the legislative process.
House Bill 0946 (HB0946), sponsored by Representative Bob Ramsey (R-Maryville-District 20) and Senate Bill 0148 (SB0148), sponsored by Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville-District 7) adds language to existing law that would allow health care providers to provide “treatment to a minor to prevent STDs without the knowledge or consent of the parents or legal guardians of the minor.” This language is broad enough to include the HPV vaccine, HepB vaccines, and two risky drugs approved for adolescents and adults to be taken to prevent HIV.
Take note of the benign language that was submitted as the summary for the caption bill that still remains on the General Assembly website: “As introduced, establishes a deadline of January 1 for the submission of the annual plan of expenditures with relation to state grant-in-aid funds submitted by each county to the commissioner of health.”
Only in the Amendment is the true language of the bill revealed: “Authorizes certain healthcare officers and providers licensed in this state to provide consultation, examination, diagnosis or treatment to a minor to prevent STDs, without the knowledge or consent of the parents of the minors.”
Stand for Health Freedom (SHF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting basic human rights, constitutional rights and parental rights, states that this legislation “subverts the right and duty of parents to make informed decisions about whether or not their children should receive preventative medical treatment. It additionally creates a structure of distrust between the parent, the child, and healthcare providers.”
SHF goes on to state that, “Minor children do not have the emotional maturity or intellectual capacity to make important medical decisions. This includes being able to make a well-informed decision that takes into account each vaccine’s unique risk profile as well as the child’s own personal and family medical history(for example, prior vaccine reactions as well as factors like allergies, autoimmune disease or neurological disorders).
If a child consents to vaccination or begins taking a prescription drug without a parent’s knowledge and that child has an adverse reaction or begins experiencing side effects, the parent would have no way of knowing what is responsible for the child’s sudden decline in physical, mental or emotional health; this lack of knowledge could be life-threatening.
Currently, the TN Department of Health promotes abuse of the ‘Mature Minor Doctrine’ —which is NOT a law — to allow minors as young as 14 to get a vaccine without parental knowledge or approval. HB0946 (SB0148) would make actual law what is now only abuse of a doctrine. This must not happen.“
The Senate version of the bill (SB0148) has already been passed by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee with all members, Republican and Democrat, voting in favor. The next step is the Senate floor for a vote. If you oppose this bill, contact your Senator HERE.
The House version of the bill (HB0946) was passed by the House Health Subcommittee and is scheduled to be heard by the full House Health Committee on April 6th.
If you oppose this legislation contact the Republican members of the committee (who hold the supermajority vote) prior to their meeting on April 6th. Their contact information is as follows:
House Health Committee
Chairman Bryan Terry (R) – email@example.com – (615) 741-2180
Vice-Chair Tom Leatherwood (R) – firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-7084
Rebecca Alexander (R)– email@example.com – (615) 741-2251
Clark Boyd (R)– firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-7086
David Byrd (R)– email@example.com – (615) 741-2190
Ron Gant (R)– firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-6890
Mark Hall (R)– email@example.com – (615) 741-1350
Esther Helton (R)– firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-1934
Tim Hicks (R)– email@example.com – (615) 741-1717
Sabi Kumar (R)– firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-2860
Pat Marsh (R)– email@example.com – (615) 741-6824
Bob Ramsey (R)– firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-3560
Paul Sherrell (R)– email@example.com – (615) 741-1963
Kevin Vaughan (R)– firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-1866
Sam Whitson (R)– email@example.com – (615) 741-1864
Ryan Williams (R)– firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-1875
House Bill 2032 (HB2032), also sponsored by Representative Bob Ramsey (R-Maryville-District 20) and Senate Bill 2026 (SB2026), sponsored by Senator Bill Powers (R-Clarksville-District 22) authorized Dentists to administer the HPV vaccine.
Take note of the benign language that was submitted as the summary for the caption bill that still remains on the General Assembly website: “As introduced, requires the board of dentistry to make semi-annual reports, instead of an annual report, of its proceedings and activities to the governor, with copies to be made available to any interested parties. ”
Only in the Amendment is the true language of the bill revealed: “Authorizes a dentist to administer a vaccine against the human papillomavirus.”
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Assumptions for the bill as amended (partial):
Tennessee Code Annotated § 63-5-123 currently authorizes a dentist to administer the COVID-19 vaccination if they have received appropriate training. The proposed legislation adds the human papillomavirus vaccination to what a dentist is authorized to administer, so long as they receive appropriate training.
Stand for Health Freedom states that “Vaccination is a medical intervention that requires knowledge of an individual’s medical history, previous vaccine adverse reactions, follow-up to any new adverse reactions or health issues developed. Merck has been pushing for years to expand uptake of their controversial vaccine, Gardasil, by driving legislation to allow dentists to administer. Gardasil sales increased 44% to $5.7 billion in 2021, but Merck is facing 14 lawsuits outside of their liability-protection umbrella, accused of fraud and hiding serious risks of their product. Prior to the Covid-19 shots, Gardasil held the dubious distinction of having more reports of serious adverse reactions than any other vaccine.”
The Senate version of the bill (SB2026) has already been passed by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee with 6 Ayes,0 Noes and 1 person not voting. The next step is the Senate floor for a vote. If you oppose this bill, contact your Senator HERE.
The House version of the bill (HB2032) was passed by the House Health Subcommittee but was taken off notice in the full House Health Committee on Wednesday, March 30th.
The Tennessee Conservative has reached out to the bill sponsors for comment and to explain their positions but has not heard back at the time of publication.
About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career. Most recently, he served as Deputy Director for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History. Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com
5 thoughts on “3 Republicans Sneak In Vaccination Without Parental Consent Amendment (Update 4.1.22)”
YOU FREAKING IDIOTS GARDASIL KILLS, MAIMS, My granddaughter at 16 nearly DIED of GARDASIL, She lives with Rhumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia now. She barely lived at birth as a 2 lb Preemie. WE WILL REMEMBER COME NOVEMBER!
You 3 are gone come November. Should be thrown out of office sooner. Traitors!!
Why are our legislators taking parental rights and responsibilities away? Why do they think someone else knows what is best for your child?
Why don’t they just take all kids away at birth and let the “professionals” raise them? Is this where we are heading?
Teachers decide what will be taught and children can’t read or spell. Doctors decide what vaccinations children should have. Nutritionists decide what children should eat. Are they going to tell us what church our children should or should not attend?
When does it stop?
They already tell you what to church to go too. It’s called [the church of the federal government]. They dictate how you will live your life. They tell you what kids will learn in school, what vaccines you will take, when to wear face diapers, how far to stay apart from one another. I think the picture is clear where they are headed. Every parent that has children in school should be visiting their state representative and rising cain! This is not acceptable and should not be tolerated. I can almost guarantee that politicians that try to pass this type of stuff are getting kickbacks from big Pharma.
In God we trust not man or government.
“Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children!” ~ Malcolm X
“What’s the difference between the government and the mafia?
The mafia doesn’t have a twelve year indoctrination system to convince you it’s not organized crime.” ~ Brett Veinotte, School Sucks podcast
“Government” public education/indoctrination is child abuse.”