Jessica Biel Facing Some Heat After She Comes Out Of Left Field To Support Anti-Vax Movement
What’s Jessica Biel doing these days? Well, apparently she’s been reading too many “Organic Living: How to Treat Any Sickness With Monk Fruit,” blogs.
She appeared on Twitter this week with opponents of vaccination legislation at the California Capitol. Biel is fighting the proposed Senate Bill 277, which plans to make it more difficult for doctors to grant exemptions to California’s immunization requirements.
After experiencing the worst measles outbreak in years, California believes some doctors and parents are taking advantage of the medical exemptions. For example, some parents appear to be using “asthma” as an excuse not to vaccinate.
This bill would allow the state to look over the reasoning. It’s always controversial to give the government more control, but in a situation like this, where you’re literally putting other kids at risk if you skip out on vaccinating, I don’t have a problem with it.
But Biel does, and she’s fighting against it. For those who don’t remember, back in 2015 there were rumors floating around that Biel did not vaccinate her kids. We still have no idea if she did or not.
For what it’s worth, after facing some intense backlash online, Biel went on her Instagram account on Thursday to claim she is not against vaccinating, she’s simply against this bill…
My concern with #SB277 is solely regarding medical exemptions. My dearest friends have a child with a medical condition that warrants an exemption from vaccinations, and should this bill pass, it would greatly affect their family’s ability to care for their child in this state.
The things is though, this a common tactic by the right. They always worry about the most extreme outcome. In this scenario, they put fear into people by talking about how worried they are for all the people who truly can’t get vaccinated. The government is going to force them!!!!
Except no, they’re not. If her friend’s kid truly has a medical condition that makes vaccinating dangerous, the government is not going to drag them into an exam room and stick them with a needle. THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!
However, if you try to get out of vaccinating your kids because they have an allergy to dust, well, it might be more difficult for you to get away with it.
And honestly, this bill is probably a good thing for kids who can’t get vaccinations. The more healthy people getting vaccinated, the less outbreaks there will be, which means the unvaccinated will be more protected.