WOW! What an amazing day for Medical Liberty at the State House yesterday!
The power of the Hoosier voices was heard!
Around 20 State representatives were said to have asked Hoosiers to stand in solidarity with them yesterday, November 29th, for about an hour. A crowd quickly amassed at 10 am on the third floor. The Legislators were expected to address the Medical Liberty Activists around 10:20.
The atmosphere was great, 100-150 Hoosiers were excited to share their testimony and looked forward to not only being heard, but UNDERSTOOD by legislators who were interested in protecting their rights.
I think it’s fair to say that the crowd expected to hear the legislators talk about how they were going to address the shortcomings of the preliminary draft presented last week and move forward with true Medical Liberty.
Hoosiers started getting restless. By 10:50 myself and other leaders had received many questions about where the legislators were or if they were even going to show up.
There was discussion amongst leaders and the Representatives asked that Hoosiers wait until 11am. The crowd was addressed.
I encouraged Hoosiers to attempt to meet with their legislators, take our survey, and proceed to their representative’s offices in an attempt at having a one on one. I encouraged them to be firm yet RESPECTFUL to their representatives, in spite of the disrespect they’d been shown. You can download and send our survey to your legislator. It is designed to determine their level of commitment to medical liberty so Hoosiers know where their legislators stand.
Sometime after 11am a small number of Representatives finally made it to the 3rd floor.
Did they really think they could request citizen support, only to jerk them around, make them wait over an hour?
Is your time not to be respected?
As Reps began addressing the crowed it was clear that Hoosiers were upset.
The people were not there to give praise because “something is better than nothing.”
Hoosiers were there to hold the line.
House representatives would have loved nothing more than to have had a pep rally over the crumbs offered by the preliminary draft and their willingness to simply show up to work.
House Reps were quickly snapped back into reality as constituents began telling the hardships they are facing.
Hoosiers are losing their jobs.
Hoosiers are stressed and struggling.
Hoosiers are facing Medical Discrimination that is IMPEDING their care and healing.
Hoosiers were not shy in voicing their concerns with the mounting issues caused by mandates and discrimination related to vaccination status.
Representative Alan Morrison stated “we have to get something passed now before Hoosiers lose their jobs.” Several spoke up and said “Many Hoosiers already have!”
Other issues continued to be addressed including Dr. Stock regarding medical exemptions, “You will NOT save jobs, if you make it so that they have to have a letter from their doctor. Me and one other doctor in the state of Indiana will write that letter. These doctors have financial guns to their heads. They won’t write the letter!”
Representative Morrison defended his position by saying “We are doing everything we can right now.” The crowd responded with “No, you’re not!”
Then an elderly lady spoke up asking “Sir, will there be any protections for patients against how healthcare workers are treating the unvaccinated, because they are wearing us down?”
Dr. Stock spoke up again and said “Vaccine non-discrimination legislation is the only thing that will take away the teeth they are imposing this with. They have so much control over the healthcare system, you will not do this with an exemption bill.”
Another lady spoke up about ‘Right to Try’ indicating we should have the choice to try off-label usage medications and we should not have to take vaccines.
A young man spoke up about the NEJM studies showing vaccine immunity wanes in two months and the risk is far greater than any potential benefit. He presented printed studies to Rep. Morrison.
The people were upset. They didn’t feel confident that they are being heard, properly represented, or protected.
They were explicitly clear in their desires but were only met with excuses and explanations of “how politics works.”
The insincere efforts to address medical liberty couldn’t have been more obvious. After failing to provide much information about improvements other than the “addition of teeth” through an amendment at a later time, frustrations continued to grow. Some legislators suggested other amendments that would protect Hoosiers. Sadly, the amendment mentioned was already addressed and voted down by these same legislators during the past session.
After fielding some pretty hard-hitting questions and facing some accountability for past actions the Q&A was ended so that constituents could address legislators individually.
All in all, it was a wonderful day and Hoosiers were heard, even if they weren’t listened to.
Are they addressing Medical Liberty after months of your calls due to a change of heart?
Some will say that the House Reps made it clear that addressing Medical Liberty is a priority simply by filing the preliminary draft as a bill.
However, the actions of the Representatives tell me otherwise. Just like making the people stand around and wait at the state house, they have made it clear that the PEOPLE ARE NOT THEIR PRIORITY by filing House bill 1001 the way it is written.
Example: the requests of citizens were ignored, while lobbyist were granted some of their wishes.
We have also heard from some of those present, that individual conversations indicated that the priority was in fact to protect the rights of business rather than the citizens.
Looking at the details:
🚨 Legislators are still trying to make an unfair trade, using your medical liberty to make the state of emergency a part of permanent law.
🔥 In doing such they are opening up our state to unprecedented federal overreach at the discretion of an unelected bureaucrat.
💥Further, they are disrupting the patient physician relationship by allowing young children to be vaccinated in pharmacies and vaccine clinics rather than under the watchful eye of their physician.
🚨They are excluding State Institutions and Hospitals from the vaccine passport ban.
🌪 Several issues with the proposed language for exemption. We firmly believe passing exemptions law only reinforces discrimination and segregation created by mandates. These protection are already established under the civil rights act, though they are often ignored. Read more here!
🚨 We noted in review that none of the request of constituents were addressed in this version HOWEVER lobbyist request to remove pregnancy or anticipated pregnancy as a medical contraindication was removed.
Does this show you how dedicated they are to your Medical Liberty?
Please visit our blog to see the other issues present.
That is all pretty heavy!
Do not be discouraged, Folks!
We are winning!
I know it doesn’t feel that way, however the legislators are ONLY taking action because YOU have forced them to.
Don’t back down!
Don’t fall into the trap of playing games!
Do NOT be placated by access! Turn up the heat! Now is not the time to stand down and accept crumbs.
Be bold! Be Brave! Keep holding the line!
🚨🚨Call to action!🚨🚨
HB 1001 has been assigned to the House Pensions and Labor committee. Time to start taking action.
We must ensure that we are adequately represented.
Call these five members of the Committee and tell them:
“Separate the state of emergency from Medical Liberty protections in HB 1001! We will not settle for an unfair trade and insufficient protections of our medical liberties. We will not tolerate discrimination by mandatory testing of employees exercising exemptions.”
Heath VanNatter 317-234-9450
Dave Abbott 317-232-9643
Dan Leonard 317-232-9802
Jerry Torr 317-234-3827
Joanna King 317-232-9657
Get this call to action sent straight to your phone. Text 260-286-0988: 1001
Hoosiers for Medical Liberty will continue to support you! We will continue to provide updates and action alerts! This is a fluid situation and we are keeping our finger on the pulse of every action and inaction being taken by our legislators.
Thank you for your ongoing support! YOU are why we do what we do!
We are here to support, YOU, THE PEOPLE of our great state in your quest for Medical Liberty!
Ashley Grogg & Sandy Spaetti
P.S. Today is Giving Tuesday, we would appreciate you choosing Hoosiers for Medical Liberty as one of your charitable organization today.
P.S.S. Did you know that The Global Covid Summit is coming to Indiana?
Sat. Dec. 4th Dr. Richard Urso, Dr. Ryan Cole, Dr. Heather Gessling, Dr. Dan Stock, Dr. Peirre Kory, Dr. Paul Marick and many others will be attending!
Please join us for physicians, scientists and frontline professionals to discuss, share insights, and analyze findings regarding COVID-19 treatment and care.
Ashley Grogg RN-MSN sharing insights, tips, and updates on Medical Liberty throughout the Hoosier state.