Leftists believe that minors should be allowed to kill their unborn babies and take hormone-suppressing drugs to “transition” behind their parents’ backs, so it’s no surprise that the nation’s capital wants to vaccinate children without parental consent.
The D.C. City Council enacted the Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2020. Under this scheme, the government will inject children 11 and over with a vaccine “recommended by the United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices” without parents knowing a thing about it. One of those vaccines is the COVID-19 vaccine, which is not fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
On behalf of a group of concerned parents in the nation’s capital, the Children’s Health Defense and the Parental Rights Foundation filed a lawsuit against Mayor Muriel Bowser and other officials. The group says the policy violates the Supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, deprives the plaintiffs of their constitutional right as parents to direct the care and upbringing of their children, and deprives the plaintiffs of their right to freely exercise their religion, in violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, according to the complaint (PDF – 52 pages). An excerpt (emphasis added):
Contrary to the National Vaccine Act, the Minor Consent Act prevents the parent from receiving federally mandated Vaccine Injury Statements at the time the child is vaccinated and subverts Congress’s intent to protect children by depriving parents of any knowledge that their child may be at increased risk of serious harm or death. In so doing, the Minor Consent Act usurps the responsibility and authority of the private entities and federal government agencies, to which Congress entrusted and assigned the responsibility to develop and publish Vaccine Injury Statements in violation of the Supremacy Clause of Article VI and the Due Process Clause of Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
Jim Mason, president of the Parental Rights Foundation, said that the Supreme Court “settled long ago that parents, not government officials, have the authority to make informed medical decisions for their children. This law is a poorly disguised end-around to circumvent that right and give the district the outcome it wants, even over parental objection.”
Photo credit: By Lorie Shaull from Washington, United States – Mayor Muriel Bowser, Hands Off DC Rally, CC BY-SA 2.0, link