Protection of Civil LibertiesWikipedia defines Civil liberties as “guarantees and freedoms that liberal governments commit not to abridge, either by legislation or judicial interpretation, without due process. Though the scope of the term differs between countries, civil liberties may include the freedom of conscience, freedom of press, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, the right to security and liberty, freedom of speech, the right to privacy, the right to equal treatment under the law and due process, the right to a fair trial, and the right to life. Other civil liberties include the right to own property, the right to defend oneself, and the right to bodily integrity.”
The principle of bodily integrity sums up the right of each human being, including children, to autonomy and self-determination over their own body, and medical freedom falls into that category.
One of the main reasons that I decided to run for Assembly was because New York decided to eliminate religious exemptions and was in the process of a forced mandated HPV vaccine for our kids, as young as 9 years old. With the removal of this exemption, a parent's right to choose based on their religious beliefs has been taken away. In addition, children who may have medical reasons that put them more at risk for a vaccine-related injury have been denied medical exemptions under the emergency regulations issued by the NYS Department of Health in 2019.
Some people use the phrase my body my choice. Some people say if the medicine is forced there is no freedom. I will fight for everyone’s right to choose what is best for them and their family. The way doctors and patients approach medical decisions may have changed over the last 50 years, but these decisions should be the exclusive purview of doctors and their patients; and not the Government.
As your Assemblyman, I'll fight for all of our civil liberties and constitutional rights.