Jessica Biel has taken a strong stance on vaccinations this week after meeting with legislators in California about the proposed SB276 bill.
The American actress and mum-of-one is petitioning against a new bill which will increase the oversight of doctor’s notes which are currently allowing parents to keep their children from being vaccinated in California.
“My dearest friends have a child with a medical condition that warrants an exemption from vaccinations, and should this bill pass, it would greatly affect their family’s ability to care for their child in this state.” She said in an Instagram post.
Jessica, who is married to singer Justin Timberlake, joins a growing number of celebrities who aren’t afraid to speak out about vaccinations.
Selma Blair petitioned to veto SB277 back in 2015. The bill, which was passed later that year, required all children to be vaccinated in order to enter the school system in California.
Selma Blair was open about her support to veto the bill on Twitter saying “parental choice is our right”.
I have. Parental choice is our right. Most vaccinate. Let us choose. https://t.co/2GmEK2C9u8
— Selma Blair (@SelmaBlair) June 29, 2015
Jim Carrey wrote an entire essay on his stance on anti-vaccinations.
He said: “Can we afford to ignore vaccines as a possible cause of rising numbers of children with Autism, when they are one of the fastest growing elements in our children's environment?”
He was also vocal about the 2015 SB277 bill being passed on Twitter saying: “Greed trumps reason again.”
Greed trumps reason again as Gov Brown moves closer to signing vaccine law in Cali. Sorry kids. It's just business. ;^[
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 27, 2015
Actress turned activist, Jenny McCarthy, is perhaps one of the most outspoken of the anti-vaccination celebrities.
Her son was diagnosed with autism and McCarthy claimed it was as a result of his vaccinations.
Since then she has has created charity, Generation Rescue. She recently told Larry King that all of the toxins need to be removed from the vaccines.
Comedian, Rosie O’Donnell, is no stranger to controversial opinions. She regularly clashed with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck during her time co-hosting The View.
She continues to discuss the link between vaccinations and autism, citing a retracted study from 1998 that demonstrated that there was a link.
Alicia Silverstone has written a whole book about pregnancy and birth.
The book called The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning had the following paragraph in:
“While there has not been a conclusive study of the negative effects of such a rigorous one-size-fits-all, shoot-'em-up schedule, there is increasing anecdotal evidence from doctors who have gotten distressed phone calls from parents claiming their child was 'never the same' after receiving a vaccine. And I personally have friends whose babies were drastically affected in this way."
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Cindy Crawford came out in support for a controversial documentary called Trace Amounts, autism, mercury and the hidden truth.
She described it as a “must see film” and urged her followers to “be part of the solution”.
— Cindy Crawford (@CindyCrawford) April 29, 2015
The Hills star, Kristin Cavallari, hasn’t vaccinated either of her sons.
She told US Magazine: "I understand both sides of it. I've read too many books about autism and there's some scary statistics out there.
“It's our personal choice, you know, and if you're really concerned about your kid, then get them vaccinated and it shouldn't be a problem."