While individual governments steamroller ahead with coercive vaccination policies, making a mockery of medical ethics that enshrine the right of individuals to self determination around all medical procedures, the spirit and intent of medical law upholds the individual’s right to autonomy and full participation in the decision making process when considering medical treatment.
Frequently parents find themselves coerced, or bullied into a decision to vaccinate their children, often against their own better judgment, and without the opportunity to adequately weigh all the risks. Vaccination is an invasive medical procedure. It breaks the skin, and is technically a surgery which carries the risk of injury and death, and as such, is subject to the legal principles enshrined in Canadian Medical Law.
The legal principles and ethics that have arisen out of case law and Supreme Court decisions, comprise a body of knowledge that grants “Every individual the right to information on material risks and the fundamental right of persons to be free from unwanted physical interference. Medical care is wrongful and a ‘battery’ unless the patient has given consent to it. It is an essential prerequisite to the provision of medical services.” Furthermore, the patient must understand the risks, no matter how statistically insignificant these may be. “When a patient reads, understands, and signs a written consent to treatment or surgery there is express consent……… and express consent is established when a patient declares his willingness to submit to a medical treatment.”(1)
Maintain Your Freedom of Choice — Get Informed
Canadian Medical Law upholds the right of all people to draw on a broad information base when deciding on medical treatments or drugs offered themselves and/or their children, particularly treatments/drugs associated with serious health risks. VACCINES ARE SUCH DRUGS.
- Barney Sneiderman, Prof. John O. Irvine, Philip H. Osborne – Canadian Medical Law – Introduction for Physicians, Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals – Second Edition, 1995 Carswell Thompson Professional Publishing.
For further information please see our Informed Consent – Mature Minor – Ethics section.