‼️ 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐑𝐃 𝐂𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐓𝐎 𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍!‼️
𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐘𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐇𝐀𝐒 𝐘𝐄𝐓 𝐀𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑 𝐁𝐈𝐋𝐋!
𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐲𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐰𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐍𝐎𝐖!
𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜 𝐊𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧, 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐭 𝟏𝟔, 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐕𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐋𝐚𝐰! 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬! 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐊𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧’𝐬 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞!
Delegate Marc Korman has cross-filed HB87, to be read this coming Monday, January 13th, as a companion bill to SB135, which proposes that minor children aged 16 and up be granted the power to consent to vaccination without parental knowledge or consent.
Text of SB135:
Authorizing a health care provider to provide an immunization to a minor without the consent of certain individuals if the minor is at least 16 years of age and consents to the immunization and the health care provider determines the minor is mature and capable of giving informed consent with regard to the immunization; authorizing a health care provider to provide an immunization to a minor under certain provisions of the Act whether or not a parent is not reasonably available or objects to the provision of the immunization; etc.
𝐖𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐊𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧 and let him know why you oppose this bill!
There will be a hearing for HB87 before the Health and Government Operations Committee on 2/12/2020 at 1 PM.
Delegate Marc Korman
Phone 410-841-3649 | 301-858-3649
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3649
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 16 – let him know!
Find your district and representatives here:
The most effective emails are not form letters, but rather written in your own words. Even a brief “I oppose this bill, thank you” is effective and will be tallied. Talking points to discuss in your email:
· This bill proposes that state government should usurp parental authority and supersede individual parental rights. This is fundamentally unconstitutional and grossly invasive.
· 16-year-old children are not legally allowed to vote, to smoke, or consent to any other invasive medical procedure. These kids are not able to give fully informed consent, nor do they necessarily know the details of their own medical history. It’s inappropriate to place the burden of medical decision making on minors at this age. If this precedent is set, what other medical decisions might the state take away from parents?
· Over 50% of children in the U.S., including Maryland, have a serious chronic health condition. One in sixty children in Maryland (2%) and 1 in 37 boys (3%) are on the autism spectrum. One in six children in the U.S. has a developmental disability and that number is rising. Healthcare providers administering medical procedures may not recognize these disabilities in high functioning children with special needs. How can these children give consent to invasive medical procedures without parental guidance? (If you have a special needs child, tell your story and explain why this bill would be a disaster for your family.)
· The Supreme Court ruled in 1979: “Most children, even in adolescence, simply are not able to make sound judgements concerning many decisions, including their need for medical care or treatment. Parents can and must make those judgements.”
𝗖𝗼𝗽𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗱𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗖𝗖 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹:
firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , Erek.Barron@house.state.md.us , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , Matt.Morgan@house.state.md.us , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , Terri.Hill@house.state.md.us , email@example.com , Teresa.Reilly@house.state.md.us , firstname.lastname@example.org , Sheree.Sample.Hughes@house.state.md.us , Sid.Saab@house.state.md.us , email@example.com , Karen.Young@house.state.md.us
𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗚𝗢 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀:
Bagnall, Heather 410-841-3406 | 301-858-3406
Barron, Erek L. 410-841-3692 | 301-858-3692
Bhandari, Harry 410-841-3526 | 301-858-3526
Carr, Alfred C., Jr. 410-841-3638 | 301-858-3638
Charles, Nick 410-841-3707 | 301-858-3707
Chisholm, Brian 410-841-3206 | 301-858-3206
Cullison, Bonnie 410-841-3883 | 301-858-3883
Hill, Terri L. 410-841-3378 | 301-858-3378
Johnson, Steve 410-841-3280 | 301-858-3280
Kelly, Ariana B. 410-841-3642 | 301-858-3642
Kerr, Ken 410-841-3240 | 301-858-3240
Kipke, Nicholaus 410-841-3421 | 301-858-3421
Krebs, Susan W. 410-841-3200 | 301-858-3200
Lewis, Robbyn 410-841-3772 | 301-858-3772
Morgan, Matthew 410-841-3170 | 301-858-3170
Pena-Melnyk, Joseline 410-841-3502 | 301-858-3502
Pendergrass, Shane E. 410-841-3139 | 301-858-3139
Reilly, Teresa E. 410-841-3278 | 301-858-3278
Rosenberg, Samuel I. 410-841-3297 | 301-858-3297
Saab, Sid 410-841-3551 | 301-858-3551
Sample-Hughes, Sheree 410-841-3427 | 301-858-3427
Szeliga, Kathy 410-841-3698 | 301-858-3698
Young, Karen Lewis 410-841-3436 | 301-858-3436
Please spread the word! Let’s flood Delegate Korman’s office and the HGO committee members with polite, respectful, forceful emails and phone calls. They need to hear our voices!