Leftists who run public schools in blue states are continuing to show their disregard for parental rights, especially when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as using ever backhanded trick in the book to vaccinate kids without telling parents or asking permission.
Dr. Aaron Kheriarty, who is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, took these schools to task on Twitter for the underhanded efforts.
“LA Unified School District is vaccinating children without parental consent,” Kheriarty said. “They send your kid home with a form, and when the kid comes back to school—whether or not the form is signed—they consider the child’s presence at school ‘consent’.”
“This is a gross abuse and a violation of state law and basic principles of medical ethics, disproportionately impacting ethnic minorities,” he added. “School authorities who are pulling these stunts are now on notice. The public is aware.”
One example from the LAUSD cites a parent who said her child was vaccinated in exchange for a piece of pizza.
“Maribel Duarte says her 13-year-old son, a student at the Barack Obama Global Prep Academy in South LA, brought home a vaccine card after having accepted the COVID-19 vaccine at school,” NBC4 reported.
“She says he said yes when someone offered it in exchange for pizza,” the woman said.
“The lady that gave him the shot and signed the paper told my son, ‘Please don’t say anything. I don’t want to get in trouble,’” the report continued.
“The LAUSD says student matters are confidential and wouldn’t comment specifically, but did say its ‘safe schools to safe steps incentive program’ is meant to ensure several steps are in place for vaccinated students to receive prizes,” the report added. “Duarte says she’s not against the vaccine. She’s vaccinated herself, but it’s different with her son.”
“He has problems with asthma and allergy problems,” she said.
The outlet also reported that Jennifer Kennedy, a lawyer who is closely following a pair of cases against the school district regarding the vaccine mandate, noted that in California, kids cannot legally consent to be vaccinated. Both of those cases are seeking to end the vaccine mandate, NBC4 added.
“The LAUSD does not have the power to add a vaccine to the California school schedule,” Kennedy said. “You couldn’t do it if you were a podunk school district and you can’t do it if you’re LAUSD, the second-largest district in the nation. You don’t have that legal authority.”
This isn’t just happening in California. One of the legal cases involves an incident in Louisiana.
“On October 20, 2021, a mobile Ochsner vaccine unit was on the campus of East Jefferson High School,” the lawsuit states. “Unfortunately, several minors were vaccinated without the consent/authorization of their parents.”
“One of those students was the son of Jennifer Ravain, a Kenner, LA resident. Mrs. Ravain and her son are represented by G. Shelly Maturin, II of the Law Offices of G. Shelly Maturin, II, L.L.C in Lafayette, LA,” the suit continued.
“According to Mr. Maturin, ‘The egregious and reckless actions of Ochsner and East Jefferson High School went well beyond any legal or moral bounds and at a minimum, constitute a battery upon the minor child,’” it added. “Their actions should shock the conscience of all citizens of Louisiana, and every legal avenue will be pursued to make sure that justice is served.”
“Hopefully, this type of lawless behavior will stop immediately, and no other parents or children will have to go through this nightmare,” the lawsuit concluded.
The country — indeed, Western civilization — appears to have gone off the deep end with this virus, increasingly trampling on democratic rights and values that were sacrosanct before China brought it to us.