Support Attorney Alan Phillips

PLEASE HELP. We need all hands on deck to help save attorney Alan Phillips, one of the few exemptions attorneys in the country. We cannot stress how important it is to help this attorney. If we lose the few attorneys willing to stand up for truth, then we could all lose. Alan has given so much to help people. He is being investigated with a “fishing” request for all of his clients’ files by the NC board, so they can search to find any kind of wrongdoing to catch him even though there are no charges. The board does not have any wrongdoing charges against him at this time, but it seems they are looking to find to get him on. This is somewhat similar to what happened with Dr. Sears and the California board. Alan, and others, have filed complaints against the NC board. That means the board needs to have an independent investigation since it is a conflict to investigate someone who has filed a complaint against them. The NC board is refusing to have an independent outside investigation done. It appears they don’t want any outsider looking into their actions.

Please click the link from the Ohio group, and sign the letter being sent to complain about the board’s actions and demand an independent review. It is so easy, just your name and click. The letter is already written out for you. Also here are the phone numbers of agencies to call and request an independent review of this matter. This contact information is also found when you click the link below  

https://ohioamf.org/blog/news/2019/04/01/support-vaccine-rights-attorney-alan-phillips/?fbclid=IwAR1W2ZvWwQePfi8zx0kxxsMmdPWSVL0I7Am8KhfKcVYlYxRn67-glTPAkuY

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Please call the three numbers listed below. Talking points can be found in the link listed, but here is a brief synopsis of the listed points to say when you call:

“For at least the past two years, and after an inability to identify any evidence of wrongdoing, the Bar has filed a lawsuit against Mr. Phillips in a fishing expedition to get client files and somehow justify their otherwise unjustified pursuit of Mr. Phillips’ license to practice law. My understanding is that Mr. Phillips has filed several complaints, requesting that an independent review look into the State Bar’s actions in this matter. The board has failed to address those complaints. I respectfully request that you immediately pursue an independent review of the Bar’s actions in this matter, and withdraw the lawsuit against Mr. Phillips until such review is complete as it seems that the board is harassing due to his specialty.”

Directly contact the NC State Bar Director
Executive Director Alice Neece Mine
North Carolina State Bar
217 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-828-4620
amine@ncbar.gov


Directly contact the NC Attorney General
Attorney General Josh Stein
9001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
919-716-6400
jstein@ncdoj.gov


Directly contact the NC Governor
Governor Roy Cooper
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
919-814-2000
Email the Governor

Our Response to Susan Brooks Regarding the Feb 27 Congressional Hearing on Measles.

Indiana for Medical Freedom would like to address the recent statement posted by Congresswoman Susan Brooks who is part of the committee that held a hearing on Feb 27 titled “Confronting a Growing Public Health Threat: Measles Outbreaks in the U.S.”

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

February 27 at 11:06 AM

“Measles is a highly contagious, airborne virus that can lead to serious respiratory illnesses and can become life-threatening. Just this year, there have been reports of 127 individual measles cases throughout 10 states. In 2018, the United States had 17 outbreaks with a total of 372 measles cases. Indiana has been fortunate and has not had any cases reported this year, but #Hoosiers still run the risk of being exposed to such a disease. Measles vaccines have saved more than 20 million lives throughout the world since 2000. This morning, I’m participating in a #SubOversight hearing at Energy & Commerce Committee Republicansfocusing on measles outbreaks in our country.

Watch the hearing live >> https://energycommerce.house.gov/…/hearing-on-confronting-a…

Check out this IndyStar article to learn more about measles, outbreaks & how to better protect you, your family & others >> https://www.indystar.com/…/measles-outbreak-201…/2865184002/#”

During the hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci, lied to the committee members with his statement that the MMR vaccine cannot cause brain inflammation, encephalitis, when questioned by the Kentucky congressman.  His colleague quickly corrected him, after the audience groaned in disbelief, to say that the measles vaccine can cause brain encephalitis but very rarely. She said talk to your physician about whether your child is at risk for a vaccine reaction as the solution. How many convention pediatricians screen all their child patients to determine if the child will have an adverse reaction to a vaccine??? HOW MANY? Has your conventional pediatrician ever done testing to determine if your day-old infant is going to have a bad reaction to the Hepatitis B vaccine due to an underlying genetic or medical condition? Pediatricians are not screening kids to see if they are at risk for vaccine injury. That is NOT happening even though it was claimed to be happening by a witness at the hearing.

What is happening is a slew of vaccine injured children around the world. Cases where the parents are told that “some kids are just delayed” even though the child clearly had a regression of skills versus a delay. Or parents are told that their normal healthy child that suddenly regressed after a round of vaccines was just born that way and the parents never noticed it before. 

Here is a link to the MMR vaccine insert with the listed side effects:

https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/UCM123789.pdf

In case Congresswoman Brooks is unfamiliar with vaccine injuries, here is a link to the vaccine adverse episode reporting system.  Through the vaccine injury compensation fund, the government has paid out over $4 billion dollars in tax payor funded monies to compensate those who were injured or killed by vaccines. For those with children killed by vaccines, the maximum payout is $250,000 (then subtract your attorney fees for the years and years of long fighting it takes to get that payment). Is your child’s life only worth $250,000? Apparently, the US government thinks so.

Here is a list of the injuries filed in the past few months dated in December, 2018. There are several listed injuries of paralysis caused by vaccines such as transverse myelitis (TM).

http://vaccineimpact.com/2018/u-s-government-pays-out-millions-to-flu-shot-victims-killed-or-paralyzed-by-influenza-vaccine/?fbclid=IwAR2Wyy_Shk2zFq3WCOjtDeM3OtwW4mSps7w70p_EYFb2fJgaJE9PP_w9EV8

VAERS- https://vaers.hhs.gov/data/datasets.html

In fact, the government holds so little value on your and your children’s lives, that Congress passed the 1986 Childhood Vaccine Safety Act
(there’s nothing safe about it) This law gives full immunity to the big pharma companies that make vaccines from any damage the vaccines cause. If the vaccines are so SAFE AND EFFECTIVE as stated over and over, then why did the vaccine makers demand immunity from lawsuits over vaccine injury? It was because so many people were being harmed by vaccines and suing, that the pharma companies said unless they were shielded from future lawsuits by the government, they would have to stop making vaccines. Since that law was enacted, we cannot hold vaccine makers liable for their vaccine injuries. Vaccines are not classified as drugs and do not receive the same rigorous safety testing as drugs. They are liability free products with little safety testing. Congress has failed to do any vaccine safety studies in over 30 years. The law requires them to do annual safety tests, and through a freedom of information act request, it was discovered they have never done one safety study. All they do is help promote the scientifically unsupported mantra of “SAFE AND EFFECTIVE”.

https://icandecide.org/wp-content/uploads/whitepapers/Stipulated%20Order%20copy.pdf

VACCINES ARE NOT SAFE, and their efficacy is in question in a current lawsuit due to accusations of scientific fraud brought forward by a whistleblower.

BUT the adverse reactions to vaccines are very rare right??? The MMR insert clearly states that encephalitis is reported approximately once for every 3 million doses of the MMR vaccine. That does sound rare. Except that the British Medical Journal has an article stating that less than 1% of adverse reactions to vaccines are reported.  That means that 99% of adverse reactions to vaccine are not reported. Many medical professions just won’t report vaccine reactions.

https://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/11/02/underreporting-vaccine-adverse-events

How about the picture CNN posted of the baby with a
vaccine reaction rash that they tried to use to scare parents of what a baby with a horrible measles rash looks like. This poor baby did not have measles, the unnecessary suffering was caused by vaccination.

Then there is the case of the CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson. In 2015, Dr. Thompson was recorded stating that he and the rest of his CDC team took part in scientific fraud regarding the MMR vaccine and autism. The team got to together and threw data in the trash that showed an increased in autism in children after receiving the MMR vaccine. The increase was very statistically significant with the highest rate occurring among African American boys. Here is a link to the 10,000 documents that Dr. Thompson has issued to Congress to back up his claims. He has official whistleblower status under the law. Only Congress can supeona him under the law, and Congress has refused to hear his testimony.

Susan Brooks, as a member of Congress, why do you feel it’s important to only hear from pro-pharma witnesses who lie to you, but REFUSE to hear testimony from a CDC scientist who has evidence that the government covered up the vaccine-autism connection? The rates of autism are skyrocketing at epidemic proportions. Why do you feel 127 cases of measles in a county of about 325,000,000 people is more important than hearing a CDC scientist who could possibly stop autism with his evidence??? The rate of autism is now 1 in 36 kids. 1 in 20 kids under the age of 5 have a seizure disorder, a side effect listed on the vaccine inserts.  Is that not more concerning to you? 1 in 36 kids will have a lifelong disability that often renders them unable to care for themselves as adults, but 127 measles cases with no deaths and full recovery of those who caught it is your national emergency!!!  At what point does common sense become common again?

Maybe when Congress will take action to repeal the 1986 Childhood Vaccine Safety Act and return liability for unsafe products to the vaccine makers. As it stands now, the government seems to be doing anything to avoid allowing the link between vaccines and injuries to be exposed. The tax payors don’t have enough money to fund the additional BILLIONS it would take to pay for people stricken with injuries from vaccines.

This is too expensive for the truth to be allowed to come out, UNLESS Congress will put the liability back on ultra-rich pharmaceutical companies who could afford to pick up the tab of vaccine induced brain damage. And maybe, just maybe if pharmaceutical companies were held liable for their unsafe vaccines, they would have an incentive to make vaccines that didn’t harm babies and little kids. Although if VIOXX is any indication of how they continue to do business, I wouldn’t hold your breath on that.

Dr. Thompson has yet to get his day in court due to inaction of Congress, but we do have the information about Dr. Zimmerman, a well-respected neurologist. See the quote from Sheryl Atkinson’s story she did including Dr. Zimmerman’s case.


“Dr. Zimmerman the government’s top expert witness and had testified that vaccines didn’t cause autism. The debate was declared over…..But now Dr. Zimmerman has provided remarkable new information. He claims that during the vaccine hearings all those years ago, he privately told government lawyers that vaccines can and did cause autism in some children. That turnabout from the government’s own chief medical expert stood to change everything about the vaccine-autism debate”

https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/425061-how-a-pro-vaccine-doctor-reopened-debate-about-link-to-autism

Susan BrooksRepresentative (R – IN)

  • Energy and Commerce

First Election: 2012Next Election: 2018

TOP INDUSTRIES 2017 – 2018

Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$139,300 Health Professionals$76,545 

TOP CONTRIBUTORS 2017 – 2018

Faegre Baker Daniels$19,950 Eli Lilly & Co$17,650

https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/summary?cid=N00033495&cycle=2018

If pharmaceutical companies have so much extra money sitting around that they can afford to donate hundreds of thousands to politicians, maybe it’s time to give liability for vaccine injury back to those companies. They seem like they can afford to pay compensation.

2018 Measles Outbreak: Our Response

This morning, Indiana For Medical Freedom was contacted by Amanda Mueller from Evansville’s Eyewitness News with the following:


(For privacy reasons we have blocked out personal details)

Here is our response:

CDC states that the majority of cases were in non-vaccinated individuals, but the CDC report does not include the evidence to support that statement. It is unknown if these individuals were partially vaccinated, if the strains that were imported from other countries are even included in the vaccine we offer here in the United States, etc.

We question the severity of each of the cases. If mild, a vaccine was not needed since these individuals acquired safe, natural, lifelong immunity. In those who were fully-vaccinated, their vaccine failed them which has nothing to do with vaccine choice and everything to do with vaccine efficacy.

Since 2010, Merck has been ensnarled in an ongoing Federal Anti-trust lawsuit for lying about the efficacy of the Mumps component of the MMR vaccine. The vaccine has remained on the market during these 8 years.  (http://ahrp.org/former-merck-scientists-sue-merck-alleging-mmr-vaccine-efficacy-fraud/)

There is also a head scientist at CDC blowing the whistle on falsified safety reports during the 2004 MMR Autism study. His name is Dr. William Thompson, he has protected whistleblower status, and he is still employed by CDC now.

Here is a C-SPAN video of U.S. Congressman William Posey, FL imploring Congress for an investigation into CDC in 2015, yet still nothing has been done:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4546421/rep-bill-posey-calling-investigation-cdcs-mmr-reasearch-fraud

All 100,000 documents turned over by Dr. Thompson can be requested by contacting the office of Congressman Posey. https://posey.house.gov/contact/

In addition, there are 13 CDC whistleblowers, calling themselves CDC SPIDER, who claim CDC can no longer be trusted to act in the best interest of public health. From their letter, “These questionable and unethical practices threaten to undermine our
credibility and reputation as a trusted leader in public health.”

You can read their letter to CDC Chief of Staff here:
https://usrtk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CDC_SPIDER_Letter-1.pdf

Here is a Huffington Post article discussing their letter: https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/12525012

For the 5th year in a row, members of our group (along with concerned citizens from other states and even other countries) will rally outside CDC headquarters in Atlanta on October 10, 2018 to demand truth and transparency. All are welcome to join.

Finally, just last month, HHS admitted (through a lawsuit over a FOIA request) that they have neglected to file a single vaccine safety report in 32 years, as required of them by Congress in 1986 when liability immunity was granted to all vaccine manufacturers. http://icandecide.org/government/ICAN-HHS-Stipulated-Order-July-2018.pdf

This lawsuit was represented by Robert F Kennedy Jr, who earlier this week made national headlines for his Monsanto Cancer trial victory. https://www.nbcnews.com/video/lawyer-in-monsanto-trial-reacts-to-verdict-1296820291640?v=railb

Since CDC is not transparent with measles case outcomes in the US, we cannot compare the risk of death or permanent injury from a measles infection with the risk of death or permanent injury from the MMR/MMRV vaccines. Parents would like to know this information so they can make a true risk/benefit analysis. All we can find is 1 US measles-related death since 2003 and VAERS data showing 90 US deaths from the MMR/MMRV vaccines during the same time period.

https://wonder.cdc.gov/controller/saved/D8/D41F018

Nothing in medicine is one-size-fits-all and every parent and individual is doing what is safest for their own family. Indiana For Medical Freedom respects the right for each family to weigh their own risks and benefits and to make their own choices for every medical procedure, including vaccination.

Until CDC can be transparent and offer evidence to support the statements they make, this statement (in its entirety) will be our only comment.

***Update:

Ms. Mueller/Eyewitness News have published their article, which can be viewed here. (Screenshots below) Take notice that only ONE case of measles has been reported in the state of Indiana in the last 7 months and the ISDH admits it is not connected to any outbreak. The media continues to play a part in the fear mongering by including Indiana in a list of 21 states “included in the outbreak” when the truth is, our own Health Department admits the single case has nothing to do with the outbreak. When will fair, unbiased reporting become something We The People can depend on?

***8/16/2018 update:

CDC issued a correction to the public regarding the media who have been proclaiming all over the country that there is a measles outbreak. Evidently the media was a little premature and presumptive on their reporting and in fact there is NO outbreak whatsoever. I wonder how much money MMR manufacturer Merck has made on MMR sales during this false-alarm reporting period?….. 

WishTV Coverage of Indiana For Medical Freedom and House Bill 1058

Shout out to David Williams from Indianapolis-based WishTV for covering House Bill 1058 and including our concerns. You can see our public statement regarding this House bill here.

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Roll Call vote of HB 1058 in the Indiana House on January 23, 2018

In his article, Williams discussed Representative Ron Bacon’s reasoning for why the bill is needed, citing 100 Central Indiana deaths from the flu during this flu season. What Representative Bacon did not reference was how many of those who died had actually been vaccinated this year for the flu. He also did not indicate how many of the individuals had co-morbid conditions that contributed to the deaths. All loss of life is tragic! Which is why we are concerned about this bill mandating advertisements for the flu vaccine; a vaccine that, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, is only 10% effective but responsible for 53.6% of all death and injury claims from all available vaccines. The flu shot alone has paid out nearly $2 Billion in death and injury claims, making it the most dangerous vaccine on the market. With a failure rate of 90%, we are concerned that House Bill 1058 will push assisted living residents into getting the vaccine without weighing their risk to benefit ratio.

Representative Bacon also was either mistaken or intentionally misinforming the public when he said nursing homes require all residents to be vaccinated unless they have a religious objection. We have scoured the Indiana Code and can find no such law on the books. The aging population still retain their right to informed consent and absolutely may deny ANY medical procedure they do not wish to partake in, including the flu vaccine.

Our concerns with this bill have increased over the last few days as we have continued to research. One of our volunteers had this to say:

“I believe they’re doing this to get Medicaid and Medicare money. In March 2017 the CDC and CMS made a ruling that ALL residents and workers in long-term facilities be vaccinated. In regard to the residents, they want to be able to do this via “standing orders,” meaning they just automatically get the shot without having to see a doctor or be asked if they will take the shot. However, they can’t do that without “informed consent.” But they CAN do it if they inform the residents, or their representatives, about the policy upon entrance into the facility — even if the resident or representative hasn’t signed a thing permitting it: “Informed consent is required to implement a standing order for vaccination, but this does not necessarily mean a signed consent must be present.” Once the residents have been “educated” on this, they can now go forward with flu shots automatically, kind of like when a pediatrician leaves standing orders on kids’ charts that they get vaccinated at the recommended times (when the nurse just automatically shows up with the shots lined up and ready). I’m guessing that so far, Indiana has been having to ask residents if they want the shot, and of course some are turning it down. With this law all they have to do is inform them of the “policy” and they can make it a standing order — which, by nature of the CDC recommendation that ALL residents be vaccinated — means you’re going to have to put up quite a fight to not get a shot after this bill becomes law. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/ltc-facility-guidance.htm”

This echoes our concern that many residents suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s and do not know whether or not they’ve already consented to the vaccine. Since they are able to go to any pharmacy and receive a flu shot without a doctors order, many are receiving more than one flu shot per year. Another volunteer shared this with us:

“My grandmother got 2 flu shots this year. She got one at the Dr then she went to Wal-Mart and got one. Then she said, ‘Wait, I think I already got one.’ The nurses all laughed. My mom told me that she ‘just forgot’ she had already gotten one. The nurses responded by saying, ‘Oh, it won’t hurt her.'”

We disagree. The nearly $2 Billion paid out to individuals who suffered flu vaccine injuries or deaths indicate otherwise.

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?

1. Call your State Senator and tell them to vote NO on HB 1058. You can find your State Senator here. Once you know their name, call (317) 232-9400 and ask to leave a message for them telling them that as their constituent you do not support House Bill 1058 and urge them to vote NO on this unnecessary use of taxpayer dollars.

2. Send an email to all 50 Senators stating your concerns. Copy the first email block into the TO field of your email and the 2nd block into the CC field of your email so that all 50 Senators will receive the email at once.

s22@iga.in.gov; s8@iga.in.gov; s17@iga.in.gov; s39@iga.in.gov; s50@iga.in.gov; s23@iga.in.gov; s37@iga.in.gov; s34@iga.in.gov; s10@iga.in.gov; s15@iga.in.gov; s21@iga.in.gov; s5@iga.in.gov; s28@iga.in.gov; s29@iga.in.gov; s26@iga.in.gov; s38@iga.in.gov; s13@iga.in.gov; s46@iga.in.gov; s18@iga.in.gov; s7@iga.in.gov; s19@iga.in.gov; s47@iga.in.gov; s20@iga.in.gov; s14@iga.in.gov; s25@iga.in.gov; s42@iga.in.gov; s16@iga.in.gov; s31@iga.in.gov; s48@iga.in.gov; s32@iga.in.gov; s24@iga.in.gov; s9@iga.in.gov; s1@iga.in.gov;

s6@iga.in.gov; s43@iga.in.gov; s27@iga.in.gov; s2@iga.in.gov; s3@iga.in.gov; s30@iga.in.gov; s45@iga.in.gov; s44@iga.in.gov; s40@iga.in.gov; s4@iga.in.gov; s33@iga.in.gov; s49@iga.in.gov; s41@iga.in.gov; s36@iga.in.gov; s12@iga.in.gov; s35@iga.in.gov; s11@iga.in.gov

3. Share a link to this blog post or this Facebook post with your friends and family and ask them to do the same. We don’t know when this bill will come before the Senate, but it’s likely to be early next week (Feb 26-28, 2018). Please make your calls and send your emails ASAP. If we flood their phone lines and emails with opposition, they will be forced to reconsider this use of taxpayer dollars to advertise a for-profit product with failing efficacy and high rates of death and injury.

As always, thank you to our concerned and vigilant followers for helping us protect our most vulnerable citizens from predatory industry interests. We could not do it without the thousands of supporters like you who follow us so closely and rally behind these just causes!

WishTV’s story can be found here: http://wishtv.com/2018/02/22/indiana-legislation-aims-to-inform-older-hoosiers-of-flu-dangers/

Public Statement Regarding the Senate Committee Passage of HB1058

HB1058 is an unnecessary bill with lots of opposition in the House (narrowly passed 51 to 45).

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The bill mandates the use of taxpayer dollars to advertise a liability-free, for-profit vaccine. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, this year’s flu vaccine is less than 10% effective, meaning it fails 90% of the time. It is also the most dangerous vaccine, accounting for 53% of all vaccine injury and death payouts in Vaccine Court (almost $2 Billion for the flu vaccine alone). Senator Charbonneau and the bill’s author, Representative Bacon, insist this bill is not about the vaccine, yet the information they want to distribute is the CDC’s Vaccine Information Sheet. This is absolutely about vaccine uptake, especially in a year where the public is losing faith in the flu vaccine. Our elderly community is already over-inundated by flu shot advertisements on every pharmacy billboard and in the nightly news. They should get their medical advice from their doctors, not their landlord at the assisted living facility. And let us not be so arrogant as to believe these intelligent, elderly residents are clueless about the flu itself. They’ve lived through countless flu seasons and know what influenza is. What this bill is mandating is flu shot advertisements and we do not believe taxpayer dollars should be spent when the multibillion dollar Pharma industry can afford their own ads. Our lawmakers are the stop-gap between their constituents and industry. It’s unfortunate the Senate Health and Provider Services committee members chose to ignore the facts today in favor of a bill that will line the pockets of their campaign donors.

***ACTION ALERT***

***The week of 1/22-1/26***

Monday 1/22:
– CALL Micah from Ed Charbonneau’s office (317-232-9494) and ask for him to schedule SB18 for a hearing! If it’s not scheduled by next week it dies. This is the bill we lobbied for on immunization exemption info!! Don’t let it die!
– EMAIL the Senate Criminal Law committee again asking them to please be sure to include language in SB52 that allows for up to .3% thc. The email block will be in the comments of this post.
-SHOW UP from 8a-9:30a to get flu shot info into the hands of as many House Reps as possible as they walk in for the day. They will be voting on the bill in the afternoon. Melissa Sfura will be there and needs more support so these Reps know that morethan just 1-2 people care about this issue.
– WATCH LIVE @ 10am SB431 in committee which gives immunity to healthcare providers who make reports to CPS for abuse and neglect. Does anyone want to show up and give testimony in opposition to this? https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2018/bills/senate/431
-WATCH LIVE @ 1:30pm as the Full House votes on HB1058 (flu shot bill) and on HR2 which asks for a summer study committee on medical marijuana (we don’t want this to pass).

Tuesday 1/23:
-CALL Micah from Ed Charbonneau’s office (317-232-9494) and ask for him to schedule SB18 for a hearing! If it’s not scheduled by next week it dies. This is the bill we lobbied for on immunization exemption info!! Don’t let it die!
– WATCH LIVE @ 9:30am as the Senate Criminal Law committee votes on SB52 and SB 294 re: CBD oil.

Wednesday 1/24:
-CALL Micah from Ed Charbonneau’s office (317-232-9494) and ask for him to schedule SB18 for a hearing! If it’s not scheduled by next week it dies. This is the bill we lobbied for on immunization exemption info!! Don’t let it die!

Thursday 1/25:
-CALL Micah from Ed Charbonneau’s office (317-232-9494) and ask for him to schedule SB18 for a hearing! If it’s not scheduled by next week it dies. This is the bill we lobbied for on immunization exemption info!! Don’t let it die!

Friday 1/26:
-CALL Micah from Ed Charbonneau’s office (317-232-9494) and ask for him to schedule SB18 for a hearing! If it’s not scheduled by next week it dies. This is the bill we lobbied for on immunization exemption info!! Don’t let it die!

***ACTION ALERT for 1/15/18: NO on HB 1058 Forced Flu and Flu Vaccine Info on The SICK and ELDERLY

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Updated: 1/15/18 12:50 pm

We were incorrect about the intended audience of HB 1058. The digest of the bill states “public housing assistance”, but the Fiscal Report indicates this law would target “residential care facilities”, meaning the sick and the elderly, which is WORSE! We’ve updated the letter included in this action alert. If you’ve already sent your emails, you can either re-send and let them have it, for targeting this susceptible population, or leave it as it is.

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Calling All Concerned Citizens!

Please Take ACTION Today!

Tomorrow, January 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm our Indiana House of Representatives will be voting on HB 1058. This bill will provide FREE advertising for the Pharmaceutical Industry for Flu Vaccines for Indiana residents that are receiving housing assistance (Section 8).

Indiana For Medical Freedom opposes this bill for the following reasons:

  • This is State sanctioned FREE advertising for vaccine manufacturers, for a FOR PROFIT, LIABILITY FREE product.
  • The Flu Vaccine has the worst efficacy rate ( 10% Effective) of ALL vaccines available.
  • The Flu Vaccine is the MOST dangerous vaccine, responsible for more that HALF of all claims and compensation in Federal Vaccine “Court” for injury and death.
  • It is an unnecessary law. Flu and Flu vaccine information has totally saturated our grocery store parking lots, pharmacies, clinics, TV commercials and media outlets.
  • In NO WAY should our Indiana General Assembly seek to target a susceptible population. NO ONE should EVER receive a vaccination while sick, if they’re without their faculties and unable to make an informed decision.

 

Action Items

  • Email all 100 House Representatives TODAY! Find an easy to use “email block” here.  Simply copy each block into the “to”, “cc” and “bcc” section of your email. You will need to send a second email to include the 4th block.
  • Download This Sample Letter For Inspiration, Or Use In Its Entirety! You can copy and paste into the body of your email (recommended) or send as an attachment. All supporting evidence is included in this letter.
  • Join Us Tomorrow at The Statehouse! Wear your Indiana For Medical Freedom t-shirts and bring your handmade signs! Please make sure your signs are smaller than a regular size poster board. You can cut a poster board in half to make two signs, or buy the smaller sized poster boards, usually sold in packs. Do Not put them on sticks.
  • Call your Representative at 317-232-9600, leave a message (closed today for MLK day) and ask them to oppose tomorrow.

 

To Live In a Free and Democratic Society, Vigilant Citizenry Is REQUIRED.

Indiana For Medical Freedom thanks you for your immediate attention to this matter.

SOCIAL MEDIA STORM!!

After a recent scathing (originally incorrect but later corrected) article was posted by Evansville’s Courier & Press (found here) we determined that we have to get a handle on the misinformation that’s coming from our media. Just look at this screen capture from the original article!

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Thimerosol in the MMR? Thimerosol, a mercury-derived preservative, has never and could never be in a live virus vaccine such as the MMR! It would kill the live virus. Any journalist that wants to jump into “the ridiculous vaccine debate” better make very sure that they fact-check to be able to compete with informed parents. A few Indiana For Medical Freedom parents took time out of their day to correct him.

 

 

 

The writer did correct his article and did reply to one parent and said the following:

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VICTORY!!! Except his article still makes SB18 sound unnecessary and ridiculous, which it isn’t. Take a look at all of these pages of Indiana Schools coercing, threatening and bullying parents. Our activists took these to the Statehouse to lobby for the bill in question and they’re responsible for getting the bill proposed. Indiana Schools Obfuscates Indiana Law.

Indiana Schools, as it pertains to vaccination, are overseen by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDOH). These schools are operating outside of the law by only making parents aware of the the first part of the law and not including the 2nd part of the law where exemptions are explained. This information is rarely made known to parents.  Indiana For Medical Freedom, a few State Senators, and countless private citizens have made multiple attempts to contact the ISDOH, to no avail. We have been ignored by ISDOH regarding this matter and so we felt that legislation was necessary. SB18 requires schools to provide written notice at registration that parents are entitled to exemptions from vaccination. See the bill here.

For this reason, we are asking you to join us in a social media storm to call attention to rampant misinformation that’s being spread by the willfully ignorant media; media who are more concerned about advertising dollars from Pharma than they are about the health and safety of our children.

There is a story here that journalist Jon Webb is refusing to cover. Instead, he has chosen to help the ISDOH to further hide the truth of the law from confused and misinformed parents. How many of us have children who were harmed by vaccines BECAUSE we were told that vaccines are required for school, and because we didn’t know we had a choice? That’s the first thing parents who are questioning vaccines ask… “But how do I send my kids to school?” The public does not know about vaccine exemptions. We NEED Senator Charbonneau to call a hearing for this bill so that we can give our testimony and let the legislature know that PARENTS NEED INFORMED CONSENT! By joining our social media storm you can show our legislators how many people in Indiana support Informed Consent and WANT this bill. As always, please be respectful in your correspondence.

TWITTER:
Include our tinyurl link, the  photo and the hashtags in your Tweet as well as tagging Senator Charbonneau.
.@SenatorCharb #SB18 #INLegis #InformedConsent tinyurl.com/INSB18

(notice the .  before @SenatorCharb. This ensures everyone that follows him will see it also).

Here’s an example:

tweet example to charb

FACEBOOK:
Use the same principles as for Twitter except also tag:
Senator Charbonneau: https://www.facebook.com/ed.charbonneau.5
Jon Webb: https://www.facebook.com/jon.webb.73
The Evansville Courier & Press: https://www.facebook.com/courierpress/

We are also asking for letters to the editor and op-eds be submitted to Evansville Courier & Press. We know it’s likely that nothing will be printed, but if you’d like to try, you can submit your pieces here.  We only have 14 more meeting days before this bill dies (1/12-2/5), so we cannot count on op-eds or letters to the editor being published before then, but it’s still a worthy cause!

If you want to Tweet Jon Webb from Evansville’s Courier & Press, his Twitter Handle is .@JonAdamWebb (Don’t forget the period before the @, so all his followers will see it). We ask that you encourage him to dig deeper and don’t forget to post a photo, link a tinyurl, and include hastags #SB18 #INLegis #InformedConsent!

tinyurl.com/INSB18 will link to all 47 pages of examples of school coercion. Here is a photo you can use in your tweet to support Informed Consent in Indiana as well as draw attention to the tweets. These tweets are more likely to be effective if they include our link, a photo, consistent hashtags and the tagging of an important person. Don’t forget you can retweet what others have posted.

 

Thanks for your help and stay tuned for further updates!

 

 

MAJOR Action Alert Day!

SOCIAL MEDIA ACTION ALERT TO FOLLOW

We have 2 important bills scheduled for hearings on Tuesday! The legislature does not meet Monday due to MLK Jr Day so please make sure you make your phone calls and send your emails ASAP today! If you must wait until the weekend to make contact that’s fine but today is better! Drop what you’re doing and take 5 minutes to reach out. These calls and emails make a HUGE difference, as we’ve already seen. SB 135 was shredded down to nothing thanks to our calls and emails and SB 128 will likely pass with full support next week! Success!!

STEP 1: Call AND Email your State Representative re: HB 1058: Influenza information to residents.

To find your State level House Rep go here: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/

Here is an example letter you may use/extrapolate from to write your own email and use as talking points. I found it most effective to send the email first and then call their office to let them know I’d emailed them and it was urgent so wanted to follow up to be sure they received it. This makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE in whether or not they actually read the email. Many do not otherwise because they get so many emails! You can call the House of Representatives switchboard here and ask for your legislator by name:
(317) 232-9600

Good afternoon!
I’m writing to you about something I’m very concerned about as one of your constituents! I hope you weigh my concerns carefully as you head into the full House hearing on this bill on Tuesday.

Re: HB1058 http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2018/bills/house/1058…

I have serious problems with this bill.

1. It targets the poor. If it’s so important, why not the entire population?

2. The flu vaccine is THE most dangerous vaccine there is according to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Just look for yourself here:
https://www.hrsa.gov/…/monthly-website-stats-1-03-18.pdf

3. The flu shot is THE LEAST effective of all vaccines with a 10% efficacy rate. WHY on earth would we ADVERTISE (a FOR PROFIT vaccine at taxpayer expense) a failing product for which NO ONE but taxpayers are liable for injury or death? Especially to POOR people on assistance ANYWAY? Their injuries would only cost The State more in resources because if they become TOTALLY disabled, they’ll never get off assistance and we’ll be paying for their housing, insurance and care longer, if not for the rest of their lives. Most people don’t even KNOW they can’t sue manufacturers for injury or death. Most people don’t know there’s a compensation program (at taxpayer expense) that can take a decade to adjudicate or dismissed entirely.

10% efficacy evidence here:
https://www.cbsnews.com/…/this-years-flu-vaccine-may…/

4. IF this BAD BILL passes, it will be the first step to mandate vaccines for anyone on any type of public assistance. I WILL NOT allow that to happen in our great state.

5. This is scheduled for 2nd reading next Tuesday 1/16/18 @1:30. We are rallying in opposition that day. I will be there. I have a question about 2nd Readings, though. Is public testimony allowed at 2nd readings, or is our only hope to kill this in the house to rally outside of the chambers and put the evidence I linked to you above in our Representatives’ hands?

I’m looking very forward to your reply on this bill. I need the information about 2nd readings as soon as possible. Please call me or reply to this email as soon as you can.

As Always, THANK YOU, for all that you do for your constituents.

Warmest Regards,


STEP 2
: Email THEN CALL Senator Ed Charbonneau (Chairman of the Senate Health and Provider Services Committee) and PLEAD with him to call to a hearing for  SB 18: Notice of school immunization exemptions.

This is the bill we lobbied for! This bill requires all schools at registration to inform parents of their right to religious and medical exemptions from vaccination. Currently schools are NOT following the law by telling partial truths. They will tell parents that their children can be kicked out of school for not being up-t0-date on vaccines but do NOT tell them that they have a right to an exemption. Section 3 of The Indiana Constitution says “No law shall, in any case whatever, control the free exercise and enjoyment of religious opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience.” http://www.law.indiana.edu/uslawdocs/inconst/art-1.html#sec-3 Every citizen of the state of Indiana has the right to exempt their child from vaccines if it goes against their conscience!

Schools are operating outside the law with the full support of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDOH). We have contacted the ISDOH, Senator Jim Tomes has contacted the ISDOH, and private citizens have contacted the ISDOH, and they are WILLFULLY refusing to act. This leads us to believe that this is how they operate and they are supporting the obfuscation. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE THIS! That is why this bill is needed and Senator Ed Charbonneau needs to know about this so he can call a hearing for this bill!

Dear Senator Charbonneau,

I am writing you today to discuss the urgency of SB 18 and why the state of Indiana NEEDS you to call this bill for a hearing. School districts are lying to parents by stating that their child will be excluded from school if their vaccines are not up to date. The need for this bill comes from the schools only telling part truths. The law says vaccines are required for school entry and just below that, in the same code, it allows for religious and medical exemptions. When schools quote the first half of the law without including the 2nd half, they are intentionally deceiving parents of their legal right to exempt their children from vaccines. What other company, never mind a government agency (public schools), would be allowed to misquote the law in order to coerce the public to achieve a desired result?

Here is a link where you can see some examples we compiled of the schools willfully deceiving parents about vaccine requirements. https://tinyurl.com/INSB18

These schools are under the direction of the Indiana State Department of Health who has refused to act after many attempts by us and by Senator Tomes to force the schools to operate within the law. It is for that reason that we can no longer trust the oversight of the ISDOH in this regard.

As you can see, this bill is absolutely needed! Schools must be held to the same standard as everyone else in our state and should not be allowed to misguide parents of their legal rights. Please call SB 18 for a hearing and demand schools follow the law by providing true informed consent to parents and constituents in this great state.

Warmest regards,

Ed Charbonneau contact info:     s5@iga.in.gov       (317) 232-9494

 

STEP 3: JOIN us at the Statehouse Tuesday January 16th!

We have created a Facebook event for our Rally before the HB 1058 hearing (Influenza Information to Section 8 housing residents). You can find that event HERE. Please come join us at the rally with signs if you can so we can change the hearts and minds of the legislators as they walk in to vote!

We have another rally that same morning in Opposition of SB 294 regarding CBD oil. We support the free access to CBD oil in Indiana as all other 49 states have! SB 294 seeks to limit the use of CBD oil only to those who are on a registry and who carry a medical card. We OPPOSE this bill unless the registry component is removed and free access is given to all! You can find our Facebook event for that rally HERE.

STEP 4: Stay tuned for part 2 of this action alert to follow immediately!

We are organizing a Social Media Storm about a very important issue and will share all about it in the next post. That post will be up within the hour!

First Action Alert of the 2018 Legislative Session!

The Legislative Season is upon us and the first important Hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, January 11th, 2018 at 1pm in the Senate Chambers. It is a meeting of the Family and Children Services committee where they will hear 2 bills of importance.

One bill we would like to SUPPORT is SB 128: Change of placement of a child in need of services.

This bill offers rights to foster parents who have had the chil(ren) in their care for at least a year. It disallows DCS to uproot the kids without first giving the foster parents the right to a hearing. This is in the best interest in the child. An example of when this would be important is in the case of a child removed from the parents and placed with a grandparent or aunt/uncle. We would not want for DCS to be able to move the child to a random family at their own will with no ability for the current guardian to have a say in it. If this bill passes, it would allow the family member the ability to plead their case at a hearing and the judge would not be able to remove the child unless DCS could prove that it was in the best interest of the child. Since foster parents receive payment for caring for their foster children, we definitely want to nip in the bud any further potential for DCS moving children around when it’s not necessary.

 

The other bill being heard tomorrow which we want to OPPOSE is SB 135: Required DCS notifications for schools.

This bill requires DCS to notify a child’s school if anyone in the household gets arrested for any reason. We OPPOSE this bill because we don’t understand why schools need to know about arrests in the child’s home. What is the reason for this invasion of the child’s privacy in the school setting? What can the school even do about it? Who at the school would receive this notification and what do they intend to do with that information? The bill does not expand on this in any way. Why are ALL arrests required to be reported and not just arrests related to the case? If the child’s uncle is living with the family and gets arrested for unpaid parking tickets, the school needs to be notified? All arrests includes misdemeanors as well as felonies. Even arrests where the accused is later found to be innocent. This bill is painting with too broad of a brush and granting schools access to too much personal and private information. In addition, we don’t even know what they’re going to use this information for and we don’t know why it’s needed in the first place. Are the increased costs of maintaining this information and protecting this information worth the expense of taxpayer dollars in schools that are already under-funded? Many questions need to be answered before a bill like this should be passed. We urge you to call the legislators listed below AND send them an email to let them know that this bill is not ready to be passed without more information. Feel free to use any of the reasons mentioned here and/or any of your own in your email/phone calls.

Senators on the Family and Children Services Committee:
Ron Grooms (Chair of the committee) 317-234-9425
Greg Walker AND John Crane 317-232-9984
Mike Bohacek (Author of SB 135 which we OPPOSE) 317-232-9541
John Ford 317-234-9443
Erin Houchin 317-232-9488
Dennis Kruse 317-233-0930
Timothy Lanane 317-232-9427
Jean Breaux 317-232-9534

Email Block for the committee (you can copy and paste these into the TO field of one single email to send it to them all at once):
s46@iga.in.gov, s41@iga.in.gov, s8@iga.in.gov, s24@iga.in.gov, s38@iga.in.gov, s47@iga.in.gov, s14@iga.in.gov, s25@iga.in.gov, s34@iga.in.gov

Please call/email today, Wednesday January 10th if at all possible. Calls and emails will still be helpful after today since the hearing is not until 1pm tomorrow. If you aren’t reading this until after Thursday January 11th you can comment below and we will let you know if the bill is still being heard or it if already went to a vote.  If you call or email, please go ahead and comment on this post with your experience so others can see how quick and easy it is! Thank you for your support and continue to stay tuned as we get deeper into this legislative session (which ends in just 2 months on March 14th).