Because of their parents religious beliefs
July 11, 2019 — Jeffery Dinowitz – a long-time Democratic Assemblyman from the Bronx, NY – was the main sponsor of the bill repealing the religious exemption to vaccination. This resulted in children being kicked out of all public and private schools in New York immediately; including severely disabled children that have extensive educational programs.
When Dinowitz debated his bill on the floor of the Assembly he was slaughtered by Assemblyman Abinanit, also a Democrat, who opposed the bill. Dinowitz – the man who called religious beliefs “utter garbage” – had no problem calling vaccines “miracles.” However he was unable to refute Abinanti when he stated there was no evidence at all linking any child with a religious exemption to the measles outbreak. Dionowitz also couldn’t explain why all the schools that were shutdown for having unvaccinated children in them did not have even one case of measles in the schools themselves!
Assemblyman Dinowitz is such a class act, he pretended to scratch his face as a way to give the middle finger to parents who were protesting him outside of a press conference he held to promote his bill. What a guy! George Diaz, a progressive Democrat from Dinowitz district, has announced he will be running against Dinowitz in the Democratic primary of 2020. Good luck Diaz! I’m behind you 100%!
Also in Dinowitz’s district, an 11-year-old boy was vaccinated with the HPV vaccine without parental knowledge or consent. Bronx12 News did an excellent job reporting on this horrifying violation of a child and his parents rights. The boys mother was furious, as she should be! Funny thing is, Dinowitz currently sponsors a bill that would make it perfectly legal to vaccinate any 11-year-old boy or girl without parental knowledge or consent.
This law that good-ol’ Jeff is sponsoring will especially take away the rights of Black & Latino children more than any others. There are 200 school-based-clinics throughout NYC. All of them have the HPV vaccine on hand, and almost all of them are located in predominantly Black & Latino neighborhoods. I guess Jeff thinks Black & Latino parents don’t know how to make health decisions for their own children.
Here is all the information about the protest against Dinowitz on July 16th:
***Update*** July 17, 2019 — At the protest last night about 200 people gathered on the sidewalk with signs and chants against Dinowitz & Biaggi. A few parents who support health & religious freedom were able to get inside the event itself. One mother yelled her question out at the end of the event which was partially caught on video at the following Facebook link: blob:https://www.facebook.com/d38ed7dc-4e3b-4549-b93f-dedc04b46710
***Find more disgraceful Albany, NY politicians who voted to kick children out of school because of their parents religious beliefs here:
My Rep Kicks Disabled Children Out of Public School: https://thefedupdemocrat.home.blog/2019/07/06/my-rep-kicked-disabled-children-out-of-public-school/