California Vote Scandal Blows Up

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By: Jon Rappoport
August 8, 2017

The watchdog group, Judicial Watch, is threatening to file a lawsuit if the state government of California doesn’t clean up its vast voting mess. (twitter version here, and here)

What mess?

Judicial Watch: “…public records obtained…show 11 California counties have more registered voters than voting-age citizens.”

What??

There’s more.

“Los Angeles County officials ‘informed us that the total number of registered voters [in the County] now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.’”

FAR MORE REGISTERED VOTERS THAN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE OF VOTING AGE.

That’s doesn’t work. That’s fraud.

Now add this to the mix. Over a million illegal immigrants (some say far more) have received driver’s licenses in California. All of them (unless they specifically opt out), are automatically registered to vote by the Dept. of Motor Vehicles.

Put all this insanity together, and what do you get? A gigantic number of people who can illegally cast votes. Because, in California, it’s legal to be illegal.

Want to proceed further down the rabbit hole?

It’s probable that many illegal immigrants don’t vote. If someone wanted to vote FOR them, how would that work?

Not one at a time, unless some sinister organization had at least half a million foot soldiers on call, on Election Day.

But here is a possible clue: electronic voting systems.

Back in 2007, the secretary of state of California ordered a “Top-to-Bottom Review” of all electronic voting systems currently in use in California elections.

In other words, up to that time, these systems had been considered a very fine way to run the vote count. The systems obviously had been tested and re-tested and checked and approved. They were already being used in the state of California.

However, astoundingly, all the following electronic systems were found to contain fatal flaws: Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold); Hart InterCivic; Sequoia Voting Systems; Election Systems and Software.

The first three systems were disqualified from further use…and then conditionally re-approved. The fourth system was rejected altogether.

To suppose that, after this top-to-bottom review in 2007, everything was quickly fixed is a leap only the foolish and unwary would take—particularly when we are talking about extremely talented hackers who could be employed to change election-vote numbers.

I read the California Top-to-Bottom Review. The public comments section at the end was illuminating. It contained explosive remarks.

For example, there was a discussion of vendors pretending to sell certain voting machines to the state of California…but actually selling other machines…machines that were not certified for use.

Another comment indicated that California lacked a method to ensure the source code for voting-machine software actually belonged to software certified by the state.

All in all, there is no guarantee (far from it) that the California voting system is safe or effective or honest.

If someone manipulated the system, and somehow utilized the huge numbers of illegal immigrants who are registered to vote, as a cover for falsified numbers…

Who would use illegal immigrants in that way?

You can answer that question.

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

California Senate Passes Bill Banning Drug Company Gifts to Doctors

California doctors receive $1.4 billion in gifts each year

Source: NaturalSociety.com
Mike Barret
May 25, 2017

On May 18, the California Senate passed a bill that would ban pharmaceutical companies from giving gifts to doctors. The Senate voted 23-13 in favor of sending the bill to the Assembly. [1]

For the bill, SB 790, California lawmakers used a similar 2009 Vermont law enacted in 2009 as a template.

If the bill is signed into law, doctors would no longer be able to receive perks, such as airline tickets and lavish meals, from drug companies. According to Sen. Mike McGuire, the bill would lower healthcare costs, in part because doctors who receive gifts are more likely to prescribe costly drugs. [2]

Drug companies unload more than $1.4 billion a year on California doctors in the hopes they will promote and prescribe their products, said McGuire, a Democrat who represents a district west of Sacramento.

McGuire said that in 2014, doctors in his state received more gifts and payments from pharmaceutical companies than in doctors any other state. [3]

“While we have witnessed the cost of drugs rise over the past decade, industry profits have also grown significantly. We should be all standing for seniors and taxpayers to drive down the cost of prescription drugs.” [1]

According to a recent study by researchers at UC San Francisco, doctors who receive gifts from drug companies are 2 to 3 times more likely to prescribe name-brand drugs over cheaper, generic drugs. [2]

An even more recent study found that doctors at teaching hospitals are more likely to prescribe generic drugs when pharma reps are kept at bay.

Source: Pro Publica

Others have a different take on SB 790. State Sen. Ted Gaines argued that drug company gifts “provide the funding for research, for cures.”

He added:

“Why would we do anything to diminish the ability of pharma companies to be successful in providing these new products?” [3]

Senate minority leader Patricia Bates said the bill would discourage physicians from participating in clinical trials or restrict California’s access to experimental drugs.

However, the bill would still permit doctors to receive salaries for participating in clinical trials, and would allow for the payment of meals up to $250 per year for individual doctors.

The bill is headed to the state Assembly, the California lower Legislature, for consideration.

Read More At: NaturalSociety.com

Sources:

[1] Associated Press

[2] Daily Health Post

[3] RT

Pro Publica

Convicted Killer: California Will Pay For His Sex-Change

Source:NoMoreFakeNews.com
Jon Rappoport
January 8, 2017

Rodney Quine, 57, is serving a life-without-parole sentence for murder, kidnapping, and robbery. He now calls himself Shiloh Heavenly Quine.

He has been battling for the right to obtain full sex-change procedures from the state of California; he has won his case; and now he has received the surgery, paid for by the state.

After long opposition, California corrections officials finally gave in.

The legal basis for Quine’s claim? The Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”

Presumably, it is the “cruel and unusual punishment” phrase that is considered relevant and binding.

In order to bolster that claim, there would need to be an official designation of “transgender person.” However, from the state’s point of view, a person simply saying he is transgender or wants to be transgender is sufficient to establish that he IS transgender. Whether or not he carries biological or genetic factors that could, possibly, dispose him to want to change his sex, those factors aren’t necessary.

Therefore, when Quine claims he wants to be female, this is enough to invoke the “cruel and unusual” designation. He is in prison. He is under the absolute authority of the state of California. He wants to become female. If the state didn’t pay for the full medical procedure, the state would be punishing him beyond an allowable Constitutional limit.

That’s quite a stretch.

It permits a prisoner’s subjective opinion to carry the day—in this case, a convicted kidnapper’s and murderer’s opinion.

This is moral relativism at its finest. The state of California must honor the opinion, assertion, and values of a convicted killer, and pay for it with tax dollars.

To justify and elevate a person’s subjective opinion and assertion, there is a medical condition called gender dysphoria. But on examination, this turns out to be a “feeling.”

WebMD: “People who have gender dysphoria feel strongly that they are not the gender they physically appear to be. For example, a person who has a penis and all other physical traits of a male might feel instead that he is actually a female. That person would have an intense desire to have a female body and to be accepted by others as a female. Or, someone with the physical characteristics of a female would feel her true identity is male. Feeling that your body does not reflect your true gender can cause severe distress, anxiety, and depression. ‘Dysphoria’ is a feeling of dissatisfaction, anxiety, and restlessness. With gender dysphoria, the discomfort with your male or female body can be so intense that it can interfere with the way you function in normal life, for instance at school or work or during social activities.”

In our society, this feeling (accompanied by a vapid medical label) is now considered sufficient to force the state to pay for radical medical procedures that will satisfy an intensely unhappy person serving a life sentence for murder.

It’s clear that an agenda is operating here. If this prisoner, Quine, will have his sex-change paid for by the state, then why can’t any person in California demand the state pay for the same medical treatment?

To take this even further, why should we stop at the issue of gender dysphoria? It’s merely a social and political movement that has gained enough support to exert influence over government decisions. Why can’t ANY individual’s feeling, reflecting ANY preference or desire, win the approval of the state and its funding apparatus?

If a person claims he can’t function in a place that has refused to declare itself a sanctuary city, why can’t he demand the state pay for his relocation to San Francisco?

If a person declares he can no longer retain his sanity in a state that voted for Trump in the election, why can’t he obtain funding from that state or the federal government so he can move to New York?

—“But gender issues are more real, more basic, more compelling.” Are they? By what standard? It all…

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

 

Grotesquely incompetent Judge won’t suspend mandatory vaccination

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Source: NoMoreFakeNews.com
Jon Rappoport
August 27, 2016

I’ll keep this as simple as I can.

The infamous SB277, passed into CA law in 2015, made vaccines mandatory for school children in the state.

Last month, a lawsuit was filed, with the purpose of overturning the law. The lawyers asked Federal Judge Dana Sabraw to keep the law from going into effect while the case moves forward.

Sabraw just said no.

Among the reasons he cited for his decision (LA Times, 8/28): “U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego wrote that state Legislatures have ‘a long history of requiring children to be vaccinated as a condition to school enrollment, and for as many years, both state and federal courts have upheld those requirements against constitutional challenge’.”

I don’t see how Judge Sabraw’s opinion could be more ridiculous. Or ludicrous. Or incompetent. Or wrong.

Why? Because ‘the long history’ he refers to is quite different.

The states have always upheld exemptions from vaccination on several grounds: medical waiver, religious objection, philosophical objection. THAT’S the tradition.

SB277 goes against the tradition, to say the very least. SB277 breaks new ground in allowing the state to operate as a medical fascist in the area of vaccinations.

Under SB277, a parent’s only option, aside from a hard-to-obtain medical exemption, is to home school her child. And obviously, not all parents can afford to exercise that option, because they have to work to pay the bills.

From what source is Judge Sabraw getting his information about “long history” and tradition? From a CDC PR pamphlet? From a drug company? From aliens on the moon?

His considered opinion in this case is on the order of saying, “Look, all states have always had strict rules about crossing the street on Thursdays. You can’t do it or you’re breaking the law.”

Maybe the Judge just decided to make up his version of history out of thin air.

Actually, it appears he did that in a prior case. The issue there centered on what lawyers can and can’t say during their closing arguments. They can’t go off and say anything. They definitely can’t refer to “facts” that were never presented during the trial. They can’t just make stuff up.

The website, abovethelaw.com, has the story. Joe Patrice colorfully writes:

“The case arose in 2010, when a guy was stopped by border agents and Skippy the Wonder Dog managed to uncover 112 sealed packages weighing 321.33 pounds (or 146.06 kilograms if you’re Canadian or otherwise a Communist) of marijuana. The defendant claimed he was set up. In the government’s rebuttal closing, the prosecutor, Steve Miller, pulled some Hocus Pocus and started telling the jury about a number of reasons why the defendant’s story couldn’t be believed. That would be par for the course, except none of these ‘facts’ were brought out during the trial itself.

“When defense counsel objected, Judge Dana M. Sabraw responded ‘with the admonition that this is counsel’s argument, it is up to the jury to determine the facts.’ Stellar judging. I wish I’d known about the “you can assert whatever you want in closing because it’s ‘up to the jury to determine facts’” rule.”

Yes, let’s just invent the law as we go along. Make up the law out of thin air. Make up tradition and history out of thin air. Make up whatever you need to make up, in order to deny the people of California a fair hearing on a fascist law that forces them to vaccinate their children with the full CDC load of toxic chemicals and germs.

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

Department Of Education – Our Work Here Is Done


Source: TheBurningPlatform.com
Jim Quinn
April 8, 2016

It appears a few children were left behind.

The Department of Education was created in 1979 and now has an annual budget of $73 billion, with 5,000 government bureaucrats roaming its hallways. When you include all Federal, State and Local spending on public education it totals about $700 billion per year, or $13,000 per student. The Department of Education was created to improve the education of our children.

After 37 years and trillions of dollars “invested” in our children, see below what they have achieved. The public school teachers who have been on the front lines for the last 37 years work 9 months per year, earn above average salaries, get awesome benefits, and have gold plated pension plans – all at the expense of taxpayers. And look what they have accomplished.

The tens of millions of illiterate drones think they deserve $15 per hour because it’s fair, even though they can’t count to fifteen or spell fifteen.

STAGGERING ILLITERACY STATISTICS

California

  • According to the 2007 California Academic Performance Index, research show that 57% of students failed the California Standards Test in English.
  • There are six million students in the California school system and 25% of those students are unable to perform basic reading skills
  • There is a correlation between illiteracy and income at least in individual economic terms, in that literacy has payoffs and is a worthwhile investment. As the literacy rate doubles, so doubles the per capita income.

The Nation

  • In a study of literacy among 20 ‘high income’ countries; US ranked 12th
  • Illiteracy has become such a serious problem in our country that 44 million adults are now unable to read a simple story to their children
  • 50% of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level
  • 45 million are functionally illiterate and read below a 5th grade level
  • 44% of the American adults do not read a book in a year
  • 6 out of 10 households do not buy a single book in a year

The Economy

  • 3 out of 4 people on welfare can’t read
  • 20% of Americans read below the level needed to earn a living wage
  • 50% of the unemployed between the ages of 16 and 21 cannot read well enough to be considered functionally literate
  • Between 46 and 51% of American adults have an income well below the poverty level because of their inability to read
  • Illiteracy costs American taxpayers an estimated $20 billion each year
  • School dropouts cost our nation $240 billion in social service expenditures and lost tax revenues

Impact on Society:

  • 3 out of 5 people in American prisons can’t read
  • To determine how many prison beds will be needed in future years, some states actually base part of their projection on how well current elementary students are performing on reading tests
  • 85% of juvenile offenders have problems reading
  • Approximately 50% of Americans read so poorly that they are unable to perform simple tasks such as reading prescription drug labels

(Source: National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau)

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California About To Pass The ‘Medical Pedophiles Protection Act’ To Criminalizing Journalists For Posting Videos That Document Medical Abuse Of Children, Seniors & Surgical Patients

Undercover journalism

Source: NaturalNews.com
Mike Adams
August 16, 2016

As yet more proof that you’re living in a totalitarian police state regime run by mentally insane criminals named Jerry Brown and Nancy Pelosi, California is about to pass a law that would explicitly criminalize undercover investigative videos of all “health care providers.”

This means any journalist who records nursing homes abusing elderly patients would be thrown in jail, right alongside the parents who are now being criminalized by the vaccine mandate SB 277. (Oh yeah, SB 277 was just the beginning of Gov. Brown’s totalitarian violation of fundamental human rights.)

“The bill would criminalize publishing undercover video footage of ‘health care providers’ and subject third parties, including journalists, to penalties for reporting and distributing the illegally recorded footage,” reports AllGov.com. “Under AB 1671, a journalist receiving and posting footage from an anonymous source could be punished by the state as well as be opened up to potential civil lawsuits. Whistleblowers would not be exempt from the proposal either, regardless of how they obtained the illegal footage.”

Doctors who rape patients under anesthesia can now count on the corrupt state government of California to protect their “privacy” from investigative journalists who film them to expose their abusive assaults. Abortion chop shop organ harvesting factories — also known as “Planned Parenthood” — would also be safe from the scrutiny that comes from the investigative journalism that recently caught their principals on tape, admitting to harvesting intact human heads (and other body parts) from partially born, living, breathing babies who are then killed on sight so that their valuable organs can be collected and sold off for “medical science.”

The Medical Pedophiles Protection Act criminalizes journalism, free speech and the exposing of medical predators who target children

Yes, California is about to become North Korea, and assembly bill AB-1671 codifies it into law. Click here to read the proposal law yourself, so that you can better understand how a police state silences freedom of the press and crushes journalistic liberty in order to conceal the mass murder of babies, patients and senior citizens who are routinely abused or murdered by rogue health care providers.

Even more shockingly, the proposed California law describes one year prison sentences for any blogger or journalist who posts someone else’s undercover video involving health care abuses. The law actually states, “A person aids and abets the commission of an offense when he or she, with knowledge of the unlawful purpose of the perpetrator and with the intent or purpose of committing, facilitating, or encouraging the commission of the offense, by act or advice, aids, promotes, encourages, or instigates the commission of the offense…” The law further states that criminal prosecutions apply to anyone who “intentionally discloses or distributes, in any manner, in any forum, including, but not limited to, Internet Web sites and social media, or for any purpose, the contents of a confidential communication with a health care provider that is obtained by that person…”

In other words, if someone films a lunatic doctor — such as Dr. Richard Pan, as an example — medically assaulting an innocent child, any person they “leak” the video to will be arrested and thrown in prison if they post the video online. I call it the Medical Pedophiles Protection Act because it would give abusive doctors, surgeons, dentists and nursing home staffers carte blanche protection against being exposed by real journalism.

The criminal government of California hates real journalism, you see. The free press must be criminalized, just as it has recently been criminalized in China, where all independent blogs and news websites have now been shut down by decree. In China, North Korea, Venezuela and now California, all media is limited to official state-run media, and those who defy the official narratives of the criminal politicians must be intimidated, terrorized and imprisoned.

In places like China and North Korea, coincidentally, this also involves having your organs harvested to be sold off to black market buyers. California is different. There, the organ harvesting takes place at Planned Parenthood and is called “scientific research.”

Note to medical pedophiles: Move to California ASAP!

Not only would this proposed law AB-1671 make it illegal for journalists to record and distribute videos exposing medical doctors sexually assaulting young children; it also encourages medical pedophiles from across America to move to California and set up practices there, where they can operate with impunity, knowing that anyone who catches them on film sexually assaulting a child will be thrown in prison themselves. How’s that for justice?

It’s the new Pedo Gold Rush of modern medicine, and it’s all made possible by Gov. Jerry Brown, the same despicable Governor who already legalized medical child abuse with SB 277. Now he wants doctors with pricks and dicks to be able to violate children with impunity, all while throwing the journalists in jail for trying to protect those children from systematic medical child abuse. Perhaps the Governor should change his name to Ben Dover and add his name to state highways signs: “Welcome to California! BEN DOVER.”

What a wonderful new liberal society Gov. Brown and his radical leftist minions have created for Californians. The truth is criminalized. The science is fabricated. Parental rights are obliterated. And journalists are terrorized into silence.

As Jon Rappoport explains on his site:

If you feel you’ve just entered the Twilight Zone, gone down the rabbit hole, you have.

How about this? Some enterprising citizen-reporter in California secretly records a conversation with a doctor, in which the doctor admits that he vaccinates all children-patients, but would never vaccinate his own kids.

The video link is sent to a journalist in Los Angeles, who then posts it on his website. Suddenly, that LA journalist is hauled into court and the video is taken down.

What about this? Somebody makes a secret recording of a conversation between a well-known oncologist and his colleague about the massive dangers of chemotherapy—including remarks about several of the doctors’ cancer patients who actually died from chemo. A freelance reporter, who obtains the video, posts it on his site. The video is taken down, the reporter is arrested, prosecuted—and sued.

And couldn’t a California-based pharmaceutical company claim status as a “health provider?” Supposed an employee secretly recorded a conversation between two executives, during which they admitted the company buried studies of a new drug because “too many volunteers died” during testing. The employee sends the recording to a reporter at the LA Times. The reporter shows it to his editor. Is that in itself a crime?

Yes.

Government can secretly record YOU, but you can’t secretly record CRIMES against children

Just so you know the real score in this totalitarian era of criminal government, remember that the government reserves every right to secretly spy on YOU and record your keystrokes, web searches, phone calls, emails and even covert videos of you in your own home. All these secret recordings, mostly obtained without warrants of any kind, can be legally used to incriminate you for engaging in “illegal activity” such as consuming CBD oil, for example, which the DEA still considers to be a Schedule I Controlled Substance.

Yet when a citizen such as yourself conducts an undercover investigation into the crimes, abuses and violations of health care providers, suddenly you’re the criminal yet again. YOU get arrested, charged and thrown in prison while the real criminals who are sexually abusing children and anesthetized surgical patients get away scot-free. See how it works? Government protects the medical criminals, pedophiles and abusers precisely because those kind of people represent the very foundation of the corrupt medical system in the first place.

Welcome to the real California, where the Medical Pedophiles Protection Act is about to be signed into law, thereby “protecting” the numerous crimes of health care violators who routinely harvest organs from innocent children (who are first murdered, of course). This is the new “progressive society” the liberals promised you… are you enjoying it yet? Do you realize that socialism and communism always eventually leads to genocide and mass murder? (If not, read some history to learn what happens when societies devolve into totalitarian government regimes…)

Vote for Hillary and you’ll get even more of this. Keep electing democrats to office and you’ll sooner or later find yourself living (or dying) in North Korea. Oh yeah, and it’s all to “protect you” because the government knows best. So hand over your children, your parental rights, your human rights and your dignity. Father J. Brown wants to protect pedophiles, rapists and abusers who practice “health care” in the state of California, and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop them unless you’re willing to go to prison.

No wonder every sane person is now leaving California for good. The economic collapse of the state, by the way, will inevitably follow the collapse of human rights and free speech rights that we’re currently witnessing. California is lost. It’s now on a collision course with extreme left-wing despotism and police state tyranny. ESCAPE WHILE YOU STILL CAN.

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Sources for this article include:
http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/cal…

http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2016/08/15…

http://www.naturalnews.com/054987_CBD_cannab…

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1671

Medical Tyranny: California parents suing over state’s mandatory vaccine law, arguing it violates kids’ right to an education

Mandatory vaccination
Source: NaturalNews.com
David Gutierrez
July 8, 2016

A group of California parents and the nonprofit Education 4 All have filed a federal lawsuit against the state of California, arguing that the state’s new mandatory vaccination law violates children’s right to education.

The right to education is guaranteed by the California constitution. The new law, however, bars children from both public and private schools if they have not received all 10 vaccines on the state’s required vaccine schedule. This leaves parents who have strong vaccination objections without any options other than homeschooling, independent study programs or moving – options that may not be available to poorer families.

The lawsuit seeks to have the law, SB277, declared unconstitutional, and is asking for its implementation to be delayed until the matter is decided.

SB277 “has made second class citizens out of children who for very compelling reasons are not [fully] vaccinated,” said plaintiff’s attorney Robert T. Moxley.

Among strictest laws in nation

The debate preceding the passage of SB277 was among the fiercest ever seen in the California capitol. The law was pushed through following the 2014 Disneyland measles outbreak, which health officials blamed – with little scientific support – on communities with low vaccination rates.

The outbreak resulted in 125 infections, about one-fifth of which led to hospitalization. It is believed to have resulted in a single death, that of a woman with a compromised immune system.

Until July 1, when SB277 took effect, California permitted parents to exempt their children from school vaccine requirements if they submitted an affidavit attesting to a personal or religious belief opposed to getting the vaccines in question. SB277 removed both of those options, making California one of only three states (along with Mississippi and West Virginia) that only allows medical exemptions.

Only about 3 percent of Californian kindergartners used the personal or religious exemption options.

The new law applies to public schools, private schools and daycare facilities, but not to homeschooled children or those independent study programs without a classroom component. Children who do not meet the requirements will be unable to enter kindergarten or seventh grade.

The only permitted reasons for a medical exemption are spelled out in state regulations, and include a negative response to prior vaccination in the child or a close relative, or compromised immune status.

The required vaccines are measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP); hepatitis B, hemophilus B (Hib), polio and varicella (chickenpox).

Notably, chickenpox is widely considered a non-serious illness, and hepatitis B is spread only through blood or sexual contact. Yet, Californian children cannot start kindergarten unless they have had those shots.

“You’re going to deny my child an education because she has not had a chickenpox vaccine?” said Nina Jensen of Morgan Hill. “Seriously?”

‘I’m done with California’

Jensen is among the many parents that are now planning to move their families out of state, rather than submit to forced vaccination. Her family is moving to Oregon, which still allows personal exemptions to parents who agree to meet with a doctor and take an online course about the risks of opting out of vaccines.

“I’m done with California,” said Kristen Kinne, a mother who is hoping to move her family to Idaho. Her 5-year-old daughter suffered from hives and a recurring fever after receiving a vaccine at nine months, but Kinne worries that wouldn’t be enough to get her children exempted.

Kinne also has a 7-month-old son.

“I understand the argument for public health,” Kinne said, “but I don’t think 160 cases of measles is a health hazard.”

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