Tennessee: Click to support parental rights with the Mature Minor Clarification Act as it goes for a hearing

SB1111 clarifies that parents have the right to make informed decisions about vaccination for their minor children.

Our Stand: At-A-Glance

  • SB1111 (the companion bill to HB1380) has a hearing on Tuesday at 1:30pm. Both bills are on the agenda before a house and a senate committee that day, so your support is needed, committee members need to hear from citizens!
  • SB1111/HB1380, The Mature Minor Clarification Act. This bill clarifies that federal law and many court decisions uphold the parental right to make — and the physician’s duty to honor — the informed decision about vaccination for their minor children. 
  • Tell legislators why it’s so important to you that your parental rights are upheld by supporting HB1380. With vaccine manufacturers shielded from liability, doctors being trained to coerce acceptance, and the Tennessee Department of Health telling “mature minors” they don’t need your knowledge or consent, the only one standing between the pharmaceutical industry and your child is you.
  • Please email or phone, or both, the below members of the subcommittee and voice your support for HB1380.
  • This subcommittee is the first step toward the bill becoming law. It will pass through several committees in both the House and Senate, and with each step it will need your support. We’ll keep you posted on its progress.
  • Do you have a personal story about a 14-17-year-old in your life that demonstrates why children of that age are not mature enough to make a vaccination decision? Has your teen been experiencing peer pressure to do things they don’t want to do? Are you concerned about the COVID-19 vaccine and the pipeline of mRNA vaccines the pharmaceutical industry is developing?
  • If your child is “missing” one or more school-required vaccines, then you provided the school with either a medical or religious exemption. You made a decision based on your child’s medical needs or on the religious beliefs that guide your parenting decisions. Your teen should not be allowed to override those exemptions.
  • Please email the Senate Judiciary committee to voice your support for SB1111, make sure to tell them your personal story and why this bill would be good for the state of Tennessee. Our republic is built upon the division of power for a reason — to protect us from government overreach. Only courts can take away a parent’s right to make medical decisions for their minor children. It’s not a decision the General Assembly or any government agency have the right to make as a blanket policy for all parents in the state.

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