The California Senate passed SB 866 today. The bill would allow children, down to the age of 12, to get a Covid-19 vaccine without parental knowledge or consent. The author of the bill says it’s not that big a deal:
“California law already allows 12-17 year olds to access various forms of healthcare without parental consent, eg: HPV & hep B vaccines, abortion care, birth control, mental healthcare, domestic violence-related care. SB 866 builds on this existing law to expand vaccine access.”
See, your 12 year-old can already get birth control or an abortion in California without your knowledge or consent, so what’s the big deal?
The bill advances now to the Assembly. Read more…