The moment California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2098, which effectively tells the state’s doctors that they should self-censor their opinions on COVID, you knew that this would be challenged in court. Your average 7th-grader could tell you that the bill violates the First Amendment of the Constitution, which reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Yet AB 2098 says, we don’t care-we’re going to punish you anyway if you say what we don’t like. The bill reads:
The Federation of State Medical Boards has released a statement warning that physicians who engage in the dissemination of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation or disinformation risk losing their medical license, and that physicians have a duty to provide their patients with accurate, science-based information. Read more…