It feels like it wasn’t all that long ago that I wrote about being a multipotentialite and here I am pivoting again in life. People often ask me if I would ever go back to being a lawyer and I would shrug and reply I that I seriously doubted it unless my family needed me to for financial reasons or something.
And yet here I am, as of this week, I am officially a reactivated member of the California Bar.
I reactivated my license solely to help defeat a bill in California that would eliminate virtually all of the medical exemptions from vaccines for children in this state. I joined Physicians for Informed Consent and am working with other attorneys who have already been entrenched in this fight for medical freedom long before this bill was brought to the table.
I am doing this for this child right here ⬆️ and for the so many others who have suffered injuries or are at increased risk of suffering an injury due to vaccines. I am doing this because once you open your eyes to this issue, you can’t unsee what is happening. 🤯
This fight goes so beyond being pro or anti-vaccine. Really, at the crux it has very little to do with vaccines specifically. Vaccines save lives. There is truth in this statement. Vaccines take lives. There is also truth in this statement. Both sides to this debate in many ways are “right.”
Many people will disqualify me from the conversation on the basis of the fact that I’m not a doctor or a scientist and I’ll be the first to tell you that I was a non-science major in school for a reason. Where I excelled in college was in logic classes. Where I excelled on the LSAT was in the logic games section. Where I excelled in law school was my ability to issue spot and see arguments on both sides – not just the side that fit within my personal beliefs. I welcome all sides to the story but I give the most weight to arguments that have actual support behind them.
But just so that there is no confusion, my core belief is that a government bureaucracy is not the appropriate party to make health care decisions for myself or my child. Those decisions should be between a patient and a doctor. I hope, that whether SB 276 would personally affect you or not, that you would be inclined to agree with my core belief. If you do, awesome, I hope that you will join in the efforts to defeat SB 276. If you don’t agree with my core belief, stick around, there is still time to change your mind. 😉