ACTION ALERT! OPPOSE A3818 – Bill Eliminating Religious Rights and Medical Freedom

On Thursday, January 31st, Assemblyman Conaway (D-7) put forth a floor amendment to A3818. This was not a minor amendment, this amendment completely guts the current state statute and public laws pertaining to vaccinations by completely removing the religious exemption. Public Laws historically and currently enable people to object to vaccination on religious grounds and our vaccination rates continue to remain high.

This is a significant change that has now completely bypassed committee discussion and public input and made a mockery of the democratic process.

Religious freedom is paramount and by attacking the rights of a minority of people in NJ (only 2% claim a religious exemption), Assemblyman Conaway is attempting to enable the pharmaceutical industry to dictate medical procedures that all must adhere to.

Vaccine injuries and deaths in NJ are continuing to increase and the current medical exemption to vaccination is virtually non-existent and almost impossible to qualify for in NJ.

People who use the religious exemption do so because injection into their body or the body of their child(ren) is a violation of deeply held religious beliefs. Many trusted the system, they trusted their doctors and they are paying the ultimate price. Their faith now rests with a higher power that will be needlessly stripped away, leaving no options. Removing the religious exemption will force parents with vaccine injured children to continue to harm and re-injure their children.

The current law already allows for unvaccinated students to be excluded from school in the case of an outbreak, why is it necessary to completely remove religious rights?

The New Jersey Legislature must stand for the religious rights of its citizens and REJECT A3818