California Bill Allowing Minors to Get Vaccinated Without Parent Consent Passes Senate
SACRAMENTO—A California bill allowing minors to receive any vaccine without parental consent passed through the state Senate May 12 in a 21–7 vote and is on its way to the state Assembly.
Senate Bill (SB) 866, authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would allow minors 12 years and older to sidestep parental consent and receive a vaccine that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Sen. Sydney Kamalger (D-Los Angeles) acknowledged the desire of a parent to want to control their child’s life, but said that some guardians do not have their child’s best interest in mind and neglect or abuse them.
Originally appeared on The Epoch Times