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SALEM, OR -- A bill under discussion in Salem would ban vaccine exemptions, except for medical reasons.  Oregon has a high number of parents opting not to vaccinate their children on religious or philsophical grounds.  However, this bill aims to change that. 

 

Opponents will rally in Salem Monday.  Bob Snee, Committee Director of "Oregonians for Medical Freedom," says his group has over 2,000 supporters.  He told KBND News the bill strips parents of their fundamental rights to medical freedom and informed consent when making medical decisions for their children. "We oppose it because it infringes on the doctor/patient relationship, between parents and doctors, and we view it as a violation of our civil rights."

 

Senator and doctor Elizabeth Steiner-Hayward (D-Beaverton) introduced the legislation.  State Representative Knute Buehler (R-Bend), also a doctor, testified in support of the bill recently.  It is still being discussed in committee. 

 

 

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