A Letter To Oppose Bill S1759, Please Write Your NJ Senators!

Dear Senator x,

I’m writing to ask you to vote NO to bill S1759, a bill which parents feel is very intrusive and offensive to our religious rights. S1759 makes it much more complicated, expensive, and time-consuming to file for a religious exemption to vaccination.

Currently parents can opt their children out of vaccines due to religion without being forced to reveal private information such as their religious affiliation.

If S1759 is signed into law, it will require parents seeking a religious exemption to:

  • specify their exact religious tenets;
    • explain the nature of the religious tenet or practice that is implicated by the vaccination;
    • explain how administration of vaccines would violate, contradict, or otherwise be inconsistent with that tenet or practice;
    • affirm the religious tenet is consistently held by providing information that is not specified in the bill language;
  • find and pay for a notary to notarize the exemption;
  • find and pay for a doctor or advanced practice nurse licensed in NJ to provide unwanted counsel on vaccinations that go against their religious beliefs.

This bill is redundant and wasteful.

It will cost taxpayers money for the legislation, cost us again to notarize and be counseled; and then cost us a third time with administrative costs involved in overseeing this program by school nurses and the health department.

Doctors already discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination with parents.

S1759 is not a bill that the citizens of NJ requested. It is a self-serving trade industry-sponsored bill with the markings of corporate influence, pharmaceutical
funding, and medical professionals wanting to increase their profits through undue influence and coercion.

The religious exemption to mandatory vaccination is a religious and parental right. Please oppose S1759.


Parent x

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