Federal court blocks DC law allowing minors to consent to vaccination

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – Minors aged 11 and up in the nation’s capital are temporarily no longer eligible to receive vaccines without parental knowledge or consent after a federal court for the District of Columbia granted a preliminary injunction against Washington, D.C.’s Minor Consent for Vaccination Act (MCA) on March 18 following a lawsuit by the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN).

“Healthcare providers recommend against vaccinations if individuals reacted poorly to past immunizations.  A VIS [Vaccine Information Statement] describes the risks of certain vaccines and explains when they are contraindicated… By removing the parent from the vaccine decision, the MCA undercuts a key purpose of the VIS and a safety check before the vaccination,” Trump-appointed judge Trevor McFadden wrote in the ruling.  

“[T]he MCA encourages children to deceive their parents. Once a child has gone behind her parents’ backs to get a vaccine, what is she supposed to do if she has a negative reaction? Some children might tell their parents; others very well might be afraid and try to hide their actions. Besides the obvious medical risk such a situation entails, this throws a wrench in the NCVIA’s (National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act) goal of ‘[f]ast, informal adjudication’ of vaccine injuries,” added the judge, referring to the 1986 law that grants vaccine makers legal immunity from death or injury from their products.

Source:  www.lifesitenews.com/news/victory-dc-court-grants-injunction-against-law-allowing-minors-to-consent-to-vaccination/

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