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EntertainmentJessica Biel Lobbies California Lawmakers Against State Vaccine Legislation

07:55  13 june  2019
07:55  13 june  2019 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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The actress Jessica Biel recently visited California state lawmakers to oppose new restrictions on How big is the state ’s measles problem? The California debate is happening against the backdrop of the California responded by passing legislation that eliminated personal-belief exemptions, which

Jessica Biel said she does not oppose vaccination , only state laws that intrude into family decisions about whether Anti - vaccine advocates include wealthy actors in Los Angeles, Orthodox Jews in New York, parents in Ms. Biel framed her lobbying against the bill as an effort to support parental rights

Jessica Biel Lobbies California Lawmakers Against State Vaccine Legislation

On June 11, Jessica Biel became the latest celebrity face of the anti-vaccine movement when she surfaced in California’s capitol to lobby against a state bill that would limit medical exemptions for immunizations without approval from a public health officer.

Accompanying her was controversial activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the founder of Children’s Health Defense, which has claimed that vaccines are dangerous and unnecessary.

Video: Jessica Biel called 'anti-vaxxer' for Instagram photo with vaccine critic (Yahoo Entertainment US)

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Please say thank you to the courageous @jessicabiel for a busy and productive day at the California State House.

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Biel appeared alongside prominent anti -vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at the California State Assembly. Jessica Biel lobbies against California Update: Biel has take to Instagram to clarify her position. “I am not against vaccinations — I support children getting vaccinations and I also support

Jessica Biel enters California vaccination bill debate. Actress Jessica Biel spent a day this week in Sacramento, California , meeting with lawmakers and anti - vaccination advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to discuss a controversial vaccine bill.

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Multiple members of the State Assembly and Senate welcomed her to Sacramento, posting grip-and-grin pictures to their social media accounts. Kennedy himself thanked her for being “courageous” on “a busy and productive day.” Senate Bill 276, now making its way through the legislature, is meant to crack down on doctors who provide what sponsoring senator Richard Pan describes as “fake” medical exemptions.

Neither Biel nor Kennedy responded to THR’s requests for comment by press time.

Jessica Biel Lobbies California Lawmakers Against State Vaccine Legislation Rosanna Arquette was among those to praise Biel for her involvement: “Thank you Jessica,” she wrote on Kennedy’s Instagram, adding thumbs-up and praying-hands emojis. Kimberly Van Der Beek, who parents five children with actor husband James, also lauded Biel “for enlightening people.” Others to offer kudos included actress and mother of two Rachael Harris (Suits, Luther).

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Jessica Biel met with lawmakers as the California state house reviewed a new bill that has been opposed by anti - vaccine advocates. "Please say thank you to the courageous @ jessicabiel for a busy and productive day at the California State House," Kennedy Jr. wrote on Instagram Wednesday

This week, the actor Jessica Biel drew fiery eyes for lobbying legislators in California to kill a bill that would standardize the process of exempting children from required vaccinations . Biel , perhaps best known for her leading role in 2006’s The Illusionist, expressed concern for the well-being of a friend’s

Jessica Biel Lobbies California Lawmakers Against State Vaccine Legislation Biel joins a high-profile cast of Hollywood names — including Robert De Niro, Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy — to lend a voice to anti-vaccine views, which are flatly rejected by the scientific establishment. (SB 276’s co-sponsors are the California Medical Association, a physicians group, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, California.)

Jessica Biel Lobbies California Lawmakers Against State Vaccine Legislation Earlier legislation to bolster vaccination rates among schoolchildren was first enacted following a statewide epidemic of whooping cough in 2014 and a prominent outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland in 2015. An investigation at the time by The Hollywood Reporter found that state-reported vaccine exemption rates at some preschools in wealthy, industry-oriented areas of L.A. were in line with those in developing countries like Chad and South Sudan.

Gallery: Jessica Biel Labeled ‘Anti-Vaxxer’ For Lobbying Against Vaccination Bill With Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (OK Magazine)

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When Jessica Biel suddenly appeared on Twitter this week with opponents of vaccination legislation at the California Capitol, it ignited a social media storm over whether the actress, wife of Justin Timberlake, had joined a lobbying campaign against the legislation amid a nationwide measles

Jessica Biel lobbied California legislators on vaccinations exemptions, encapsulated in SB 276. “Please say thank you to the courageous @ jessicabiel for a busy and productive day at the California State House,” Kennedy posted on Instagram.

Jessica Biel Lobbies California Lawmakers Against State Vaccine Legislation

The U.S. is currently in the midst of a major measles outbreak, the worst in two decades. California has been spared the worst of it and experts believe the state’s recent exemption legislation has helped.

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