New York Moves to Begin Vaccinating Children Without Parental Consent – EVOL

Democrat lawmakers in New York State are pushing new legislation that will allow for children to be vaccinated or put through surgical procedures without their parents’ consent.

The lawmakers behind deeply misleading legislation argue that minors should be able to make their own decisions about medical treatments.

However, it has long been established in law that children are not able to consent for themselves and, as such, their parents must make decisions on a number of issues for them.

The legislation would allow any child or teen under 18 to seek out and consent to medical treatment — including vaccines, dental procedures, hospitalization, and even surgery.

They would be able to do so without parental consent as long as the minor appears to have the mental capacity to make that decision.

Assembly Bill A6761, introduced by New York Assemblymember Karines Reyes (D-Bronx), also would allow Medicaid funds to pay for procedures and drugs administered to children.

Proponents of the legislation, such as the leftist American Civil Liberties Union of New York, claim the measure is about ensuring all youth have “access to quality care.”

But critics, including John Gilmore, founder and executive director of the nonprofit Autism Action Network, said the bill



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