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Tuesday, April 26, 2011


To Emerald City Clinic Community:

It is imperative you act today. There is a bill on Governor Gregoire's' desk that would allow parents to deny immunizations ONLY with a physician's signature. This would remove parental rights to decline immunizations in this state. There is whole discussion on the NVIC (National Vaccine Information Center) website,, if you want further information. I am imploring you to flood the governor's office with emails (you can go to the Christine Gregoire website,, and email her directly), or call her office at 360-902-4111 or fax her at 360-753-4110. There is an example letter with a longer explanation on the NVIC site but following is my personal letter.

Dear Governor Gregoire,

I am writing you as a mother, a Primary Care Naturopathic Physician and Midwife for over 28 years, a supporter of yours, an advocate for health care reform and a personal citizen. I need you to veto bill ESB5005. This puts the decision about immunizations into the wrong hands. This decision, like abortion, is a very personal one and one that is a personal right of each parent to decide. Without going into the controversy of health hazards of immunizations OR any of the politics of the economics of the shots, etc, it is just wrong to prevent parents for any personal reasons to decline immunizations for their children. It smacks of the days of small pox forced immunizations or the inability for women to get Plan B if they want from a pharmacy. Please veto this bill.


Molly Linton, ND, LM
Emerald City Clinic, Inc., P.S.
1409 NW 85th
Seattle, WA 98117
(206)783-3949 fax

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