It's lobby day at the state capitol in Madison. A group of moms from across the state are talking to lawmakers about freedom of choice. In this case their message is taking aim at a vaccine bill. Members of Wisconsin United for Freedom and the Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin are here to take a stand against a bill that would eliminate one way Wisconsin parents can opt out of vaccinating their children.
"For us, the issue is not so much about vaccines but rather about personal and parental choice," said Czachor.
On behalf of the 150 local residents attending in opposition, in addition to health freedom advocacy non-profit Wisconsin United For Freedom, I would like to express sincere gratitude to the Sauk County supervisors who put aside individual inclinations and recognized that this is not about vaccination, but rather, preserving fundamental rights.
“Whether I choose to vaccinate, or whether I choose not to vaccinate, I should retain those controls. We have people that are fighting alongside us that do vaccinate. They may pick and choose certain vaccines, they might just opt out of the Hepatitis B vaccine. But they recognize that this is about choice,”
Wisconsin United for Freedom co-founder, Amber Psket told us members of this recently founded grassroots organization are against the rule change. Psket pointed out it’s a choice issue, not a vaccine issue.
“We don’t want to take away another parents choice to vaccinate, if that’s what they choose to do,” said Jamie Bernander of Wisconsin United for Freedom.
Amber Psket, the co-founder of vaccine-choice group Wisconsin United for Freedom, said that her personal convictions aren’t necessarily what drives her group or those leading it.
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Two events with differing views on the issue of vaccinations took place in Madison Wednesday.
Amber Psket is the Co-Founder for Wisconsin United For Freedom, a group that fights for the rights of parents to not vaccinate their kids. She joins Tim to discuss it this morning.
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Parents rally at the State Capitol for freedom of choice.