I think we all can agree that primary care clinics do not belong in schools and create a dangerous environment conducive to removing parents from medical decisions for their children.
The fact is, that this is an existing problem and danger to students.
Those in the medical liberty movement agree that clinics are dangerous, but how to handle them is contested.
Some claim that Zay’s bill, SB272, places “guardrails” on existing clinics and is needed.
H4ML and Purple for Parents- Indiana disagree. Reading SB 272 reveals greater risks and the creation of MORE battles to fight in the future. Zay’s bill is not a solution, but a catalyst for concern.
You, as a constituent, need to discern if the bureaucracy of guardrails are what Hoosiers need, or if we need to stop clinics from merging with schools.
Indiana's public schools are struggling to serve their intended purpose as test scores in math & reading plummet. Adding an additional responsibility and service line should NOT even be considered.
Currently, schools have difficulty employing enough school nurses. There is also an industry-wide shortage of medical professionals. School clinics will only complicate these issues.
How long before shortages will be used to eliminate school nurses all together, and force the presence of school clinics?
Will clinics start to recruit the school nurses and exacerbate shortages? Will school nurses be “shared” or “dual” employees of both clinics and schools? If so, how will this division of service be made? This creates a whole mess of issues with liability and scope of practice.
Zay's bill only requires school nurses to perform essential functions of first aid and emergency care, eliminating many of the functions they play. This could be seen as preventing duplicity of care, however, it may also create an incentive to shift care from the school nurse to the clinic.
If school nurses no longer provide diabetic care or tube feeds for students due to the changes proposed in this bill and the presence of a clinic, will families face undue burden of co-pays and the need to be present for DAILY care? Will this "unforeseen dilemma" create the "need" to remove the requirement of parental presence for treatment at the clinic?
We know, malicious groups seek to use school clinics as a tool to remove parental rights, consent practices, and medical liberty. The presence of these clinics on or near schools is to increase convenience for the parents.
The argument for convenience will be made when attempting to remove the requirement of parental presence at the time of care.
If clinics near schools were truly advantageous why is the private sector not capitalizing on the opportunity? Wouldn't you see pediatrician offices popping up near schools?
Private sector entities might be hesitant to enter into school clinics because of the complexity of liability. Courts and governing bodies already struggle to define where liability falls for hospital systems with contracted physicians. This issue will carry over to school based clinics and open the state up to additional concerns with liability lawsuits in areas that they have never experienced.
The legislature has taken a keen interest in directing healthcare for Hoosiers. Last year Indiana invested $178 million in tax payer dollars in the name of increasing public health programs and bolster state services. Instituting school clinics is duplicitous, may create additional burden on the limited number of medical professionals available, and jeopardizes medical liberty.
Yet, another potential issue is that school clinics could potentially make a monopoly driving competition out of rural communities exacerbating existing shortages of local providers.
We can never simply look at the problems of yesterday and today. We must always consider the problems of tomorrow. We must be sure that our legislators are not promoting emotional legislation that ultimately creates more problems than they solve.
We all agree, primary care does not belong in our schools. Do we want to risk the additional issues outlined above to simply put “guardrails” on school clinics that should be bound by consent laws?
Perhaps we should address the issues in the schools with existing clinics and prevent these problems from spreading.
Call Sen. Zay 317-234-9441
Tell him, “Schools must focus on education, not medicine. Keep clinics out of schools, kill SB272.“
This is going to be a long one. Make sure you are taking action on 1, 2 & 3
HB1334- Bodily Integrity
First off, let's discuss HB1334.
This bill is the only good thing at the state house right now, and it is about to DIE.
This is our last call, and we need it to be power-packed.
We will focus on 3 calls. You are welcome to call the other members of the committee as you did last week but we also want you to make calls on SB46.
First, the committee chair. We have heard reports that he feels HB1001 from 2022 met the needs of medical liberty.
He is sadly mistaken.
The 2022 bill made discriminatory testing legal and left thousands without exemptions. Worse yet, exemptions are still denied across the state without recourse.
Some committee member LA’s have also been telling concerned citizens to call their own representatives, because they are not represented by the committee member.
CALL THIS OUT!
A bill must go through a committee first; therefore, by being on the committee, the member is absolutely representative of the ENTIRE state of Indiana. If they don’t like that, perhaps they should get a different job.
We must demand bodily integrity provided by 1334.
Call Heath VanNatter 317-234-9139
Tell him: “Hear HB1334 this Thursday, Hoosiers demand the protection it provides. 2022’s bill does not protect us.”
Secondly, the two members of the committee who state that they support medical liberty, Rep Cash & Hostettler;
It is beyond me as to why these two haven’t signed onto the bill and helped move it along. We aren’t sure if Rep Cash is getting bad advice or if she has given up on securing true medical liberty.
Alas, make the calls and put both Rep Cash & Hostettler on the spot. If they do not support this bill, they do not support medical liberty.
Rep. Cash 317-232-9643
Rep. Hostetter 317-232-9981
“I expect Rep _____ to advocate for HB1334. What statement have they made in regards to the overwhelming support for this bill?”
**Report the answers back to us via text (260) 286-0988 or on h4ml.org/watchdogs
** Get this call to action by texting (260) 286-0988 the code 1334
Rep. Cash's LA has been reported to be telling H4ML callers that Rep Cash is promoting her own bills that "do the same." However they do NOT do the same, we covered these "political immunization" bills that do NOT move the needle on Liberty in our meeting.
We call out bills like these for two reasons. We want to make real and lasting change. Unfortunately, that isn't always the quickest or easiest route.
We want to maintain your trust. We want to maintain your willingness to take action. How frustrated would you be if you received multiple calls to actions and got a "victory" only to be denied an exemption again. Or to have your child's dream of becoming a nurse, doctor, EMT, or other medical professional crushed because the law you fought so hard doesn't actually protect your child?
I preach all the time about how we must shake off apathy. We must also PREVENT apathy. Calling out bills that are nothing more than "Political immunization" is part of that. We know that fighting for a bill that makes little to no impact is demoralizing and will lead to apathy.
H4ML is committed to ending apathy and making the political process as easy as possible.
Anti-parental rights: SB46
THIS BILL IS TERRIFYING. I was truly hoping this bad bill would die quietly. After all, the state house claimed that they would not be doing anything controversial this year. 🤥
They cleverly named the bill “Parental Rights,” and it starts off well enough.
Then it takes a dark turn. Stating:
Parental rights can be ignored if it is for a “compelling governmental interest."
🤯WHAT IN THE HECK ARE THEY THINKING!?!? 🤯
This is not a parental rights bill.
This bill is an ANTI PARENT bill.
Are you prepared to have your parental rights trampled on the next time a “compelling governmental interest” arises?
Our parental rights are protected by the Constitution. This bill is unnecessary in the first place.
Once you create a law that states parental rights can be violated for governmental interest you have crossed into the danger zone!
Who gets to decide what “compelling governmental interests” are?
Why on earth would anyone think that the government should be able to control the upbringing, religious instruction, education, or HEALTH CARE of our children?
This is not just an ATTACK on PARENTAL RIGHTS.
This is an ATTACK on SCHOOL CHOICE.
This is an ATTACK on HOME SCHOOL.
This is an ATTACK on RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.
This is an ATTACK on MEDICAL LIBERTY.
💥This is an ATTACK on CHILDREN!💥
Are vaccines a compelling governmental interest? That could EASILY fall into place at this time.
What if Hoosier vaccination rates drop below a certain threshold? Will they consider this a “compelling governmental interest?”
Hasn’t the WHO already stated that declining vaccination rates are of global concern?
😤Is compliance with the WHO going to be a “compelling governmental interest?”
What about the next “pandemic?”
The legislators in this committee and who have signed on to this bill must understand that supporting this bill is a political career killer.
Hoosiers you must act now and kill this bill before it gets out of committee.
Immediately take action.
Call & Tell them: “SB46 is ANTI parental rights. Do not support this bill, it is a political career killer.”
Brown & Byrne 317-232-9497
Zay 317-234-9441 (See below- add that SB272 must die)
**Report the answers back to us via text (260) 286-0988 or on h4ml.org/watchdogs
** Get this call to action by texting (260) 286-0988 the code ANTI PARENT
SB 272- SCHOOL CLINICS
Do you think schools should be providing primary health care to their students?
Our schools are failing to keep up with the educational needs of our students as it is.
They do not need this added distraction.
Not to mention the fact that these clinics stand to threaten our liberty and create greater dependency on the government.
How quickly will this convenience turn into a coercive measure for vaccines?
How quickly will students be able to obtain care without parental knowledge or consent?
Currently, the bill has what some would call “guardrails,” including the requirement for consent and parental presence. However, we know how these things work. Over time they will decrease those requirements.
Hoosiers we don’t want health care and education to mix.
We must keep these clinics out of schools.
Conveniently, Senator Andy Zay, who is also a co-author of SB 46 is the primary author of this bill.
When you call Sen. Zay’s office be sure to tell him to “kill SB272 for school clinics. Primary Care clinics do not belong in schools!”
If you live in congressional district 3 (North East Indiana) you will want to take note. Senator Zay is running for the congressional seat even though it would leave his State senate seat open.
If the bills Senator Zay is authoring this year give any indication of what he would be like in congress you may want to consider if you want him headed into the DC swamp.
Zay is putting parental rights at risk in our state.
What rights would he be willing to give away in DC?
*Hoosiers for Medical Liberty does not endorse, support, or oppose any political candidate.
SB 192- Pharmacy Vaccinations
We are watching this bill closely for any changes to the age limitations of vaccinations given within pharmacies.
This bill will be heard on Wednesday.
If any changes occur we will be ready to pounce and you will be the first to know.
Thank you for your dedication on this short session. I know that it has been a whirlwind and the calls to action have been weekly.
This will not last long; however, these are incredibly important bills that we know you want to hear about.
We are dedicated to ensuring you stay in the know and have simple actionable items that will MOVE the needle on liberty.
Thank you for being the driving force behind this mission.
H4ML is completely donor funded. We don't get access to the big money our opponents do.
Hoosiers, we count on our donors to make this accessible to all.
If you are not yet a monthly donor please become one now. We are asking for $24 for 2024.
Having expected monthly donations allows us to plan for the future and take on the unexpected fights for liberty, like SB46.
We appreciate your support.
Ashley, Andrea & the H4ML team.
Are you calling on behalf of HB1334?
If not, you should be. It will protect Hoosiers from coerced vaccines & discrimination.
We have been getting interesting feedback.
The L.A.'s are certainly acknowledging numerous calls, but Rep. Heath VanNatter doesn't seem to be taking medical liberty seriously.
One of our callers tells us that he believes the "GA" (general assembly also call the legislature) addressed the issue in 2021.
We are pretty sure he is talking about HB1001 from 2022 the created exemptions and LEGALIZED discriminatory testing up to twice weekly.
The bill we believe he is referring to left so many Hoosiers out and comes no where near the protections that HB1334 would provide.
Take a minute and make 1 call TODAY
Heath VanNatter 317-234-9139
Tell his LA "Hoosiers were not protected from mandates in 2022. HB1001 from 2022 created discriminatory testing. Give Hoosiers TRUE protections by hearing and passing HB1334 in committee next week!"
Read more about bodily integrity and sign the petition here: h4ml.org/bodilyintegrity
Get more talking points here.
If you haven't made calls yet you can get the other numbers by texting 260-286-0988 the code: 1334
Keep up the great work Hoosiers!
Legislative season is moving quickly, just as we suspected.
Part of that is understanding that bills will die quickly if not heard.
We love HB1334 and we don’t want to see it die.
Hoosiers deserve the right to “Just Say No” and that is what HB1334 will do!
It will protect Hoosiers from being coerced into vaccinations.
But it will DIE if it is not heard on or by January 25th.
You read that right.
If January 25th comes and goes without HB 1334- Immunization Requirements being heard, it will be dead.
January 25th is NEXT WEEK!
We need your help!
Call Rep Heath VanNatter at 317-234-9139
Tell him: “Hear and vote to pass HB1334 in committee. Hoosiers deserve the right to say no! We will not rest until we have bodily integrity.”
We encourage you to call the other legislators in the committee that will hear the bill as well. If they support medical liberty they must support HB 1334!
If you texted 1334 last week the committee members are in that text.
If not, simply text 260-286-0988 the code: 1334
Here they are just incase you don't text:
Tell the other reps on the committee:
“Call Rep. VanNatter & insist HB 1334 Employer Immunization Requirements is heard in committee!” 📞Your State Representative (reply with the word FIND to learn how to find your state rep.)
Rep. Genda 317-232-0404
Rep Cash** 317-232-9643
Rep. Hostettler** 317-232-9981
Rep. Torr 317-232-9597
Rep. Abbott 317-234-9452
Rep. Goodrich 317-234-0931
Rep. Lyness 317-232-9657
Rep. Manning 317-232-9619
** indicate a legislator who has stated they support medical liberty.
We have had a chance to review the other bills and will discuss the them at our upcoming meeting.
If you want to be in the know, be sure to join us this Thursday January 18th at 7pm.
Join in person at one of our H4ML Near Me Locations or join via zoom. Register for zoom at h4ml.org/meetings
Exciting news, Hoosiers!
Representative Bruce Borders has filed House Bill 1334, the first and only bill supporting wide-sweeping Bodily Integrity in Indiana!
Hoosiers deserve the right to simply say NO.
This bill recognizes the individual’s RIGHT TO REFUSE vaccination without facing coercion or adverse actions.
NO EXEMPTIONS REQUIRED.
Rep. Border’s bill defines “employee” as an individual who works for an employer on a full-time or part-time basis, either paid or unpaid. It also protects:
Hoosiers are protected from adverse actions against their:
The best part is that when offering a vaccine, employers must notify the individual of their right to refuse.
This bill is the ONLY bill in the state house that will protect bodily integrity, or the right to say no, without the need for exemptions.
We commend Rep. Borders (R) for his efforts to ensure a wide-sweeping medical liberty bill was filed. He was the only representative willing to take on the arduous task of working with the bill drafters and Hoosiers for Medical Liberty to ensure bodily integrity was properly presented.
Hoosiers it is now our turn to get to work!
We must demand that HB1334 become law.
The first step is for the bill to be heard in committee.
Your first call to action:
Call Rep Heath VanNatter, 317-234-9139
Chair of the Pensions and Labor Committee and tell him:
“HB1334 Employer Immunization Requirements must be heard! Protect Hoosier Rights!”
(Get the call to action via text, send 260-286-0988 the code: 1334)
If you are truly set on achieving medical liberty, call the rest of the committee and tell them:
“Call Rep. VanNatter & insist HB 1334 Employer Immunization Requirements is heard in committee!”
Last month we released the petition to PROTECT KIDS FROM DRIVE-THRU VACCINATION.
We have found at least one bill that has the potential to make these changes. Senate Bill 192 was authored by Senator Tyler Johnson. At the present time, it does NOT allow for the vaccination of children under age 11 within a pharmacy.
However, our source within retail pharmacy has informed us that pharmacists are already being educated on vaccinating children with instruction "THERE ARE NO UPPER LIMITS TO THE NUMBER OF VACCINATIONS ADMINISTERED IN A GIVEN SITTING. If the child is behind on eleven (11) vaccinations, you give all 11."
We have seen how the legislature will sneak changes into legislation. We cannot underestimate the possibility that they could change this to allow all vaccinations to be given by pharmacists.
Make sure you read the petition page to understand the hidden dangers!
We must protect our children from vaccinations in the absence of their physician.
Any changes to the pharmacy language will be a priority defensive battle for H4ML.
We have relayed our concerns to Sen. Johnson, including that the age for pharmacy vaccinations should be increased to prevent vaccination of anyone under age 18 in a retail setting to meet basic safety standards.
WE WILL BE WATCHING THIS BILL FOR MOVEMENT.
If you want to hear about changes to this language first, be sure to text us at 260-286-0988 with the word: KIDS
Luckily, we have not seen any bills with outright threats to medical liberty. However, there are still bills that have not been filed. We will continue to monitor the situation and share an update on Tuesday.
We have identified a few bills we like to call “political immunization.” These bills appear to function with the intent to further medical liberty but their effectiveness falls short, much like the COVID vaccine.
Designation of “political immunization” means that the bill fails to make a significant impact on medical liberty, isn’t enforceable, or even does absolutely nothing.
We will call these bills out for what they are simply because we don’t believe that we should waste our time, talent, or treasure fighting worthless battles.
Hoosiers for Medical Liberty respects our members, we want to be sure that when we ask you to add something to your busy schedule, it serves a purpose and WILL move the needle on medical liberty.
Overall, we think this is a good start to a rapid session.
Things will move FAST because politicians want to be campaigning before the May primaries.
We will have limited time to get things done during legislative session, and that means we must be ready to act at a moment's notice.
Conscientious activists must also be looking toward the primaries.
If your legislator is ignoring medical liberty, or worse, attempting political immunization, you may want to consider identifying someone who will better represent your values.
The actions of liberty-minded activists across the state have paid off.
Republican politicians now know that you are a sleeping giant.
They have come to remember who it is that they are elected to represent.
I hope you enjoy this little cartoon and enjoy it as much as we do. As we mentioned in our year-end review, Hoosier politics has seen several resignations and retirements.
This is proof of your hard work and ability for Liberty-minded, grassroots efforts across the state to hold elected officials accountable.
The spirit of Lady Liberty is alive and well. She is not resting, and we must use these victories as fuel to continue our pursuit of Liberty.
Stay engaged with H4ML and other grassroots organizations in the state. Here are a few suggestions:
Don’t forget, we will have our monthly meeting on Thursday Jan. 18th at 7pm.
You can join in person at one of our H4ML Near Me Locations in Bloomington, Columbus, Fort Wayne, Huntington, and Indianapolis or virtually via zoom.
This is a huge opportunity to reclaim ground on SEA4- the Governor's Public Health Commission.
If you remember this was a BIG fight in 2023 The legislation we fought against and "tamed down" still had dangerous strings attached to the wasteful and haphazard spending approved by the Indiana Legislature.
YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO STOP THIS!
Tell the Madison County Council to "reject the wasteful public "health first" spending. This money is excessive and comes with strings. We need fiscal responsibility and transparency."
The meeting will be Tuesday Jan. 9th at 6pm.
Madison County Government Center, Room 110, 16 East 9th Street, Anderson, IN 46016
Need more information?
I synthesized all the information and plugged it into this document, click to download. You can use the information here to help guide your conversations.
*Hint, pg 3 of the download has specific questions for you to ask at the county council meeting.
If you are unable please call the council with the message above in quotes above.
If you have personal numbers you may also consider calling your council members with the message above!!
If your county council rejects the funding, this will create positive ripples across the state! Listen to the video below.
Don't forget to tell your friends and neighbors they can get this alert by texting 260-286-0988 the words: MADISON COUNTY
You can also email your council with the subject line "Public Comment"
Ben Gale Bgale@madisoncounty.in.gov
Anthony Emery Aemery@madisoncounty.in.gov
Robert Steele firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Likens Diana.email@example.com
Jodi Norrick Jnorrick@madisoncounty.in.gov
Bethany Keller Bethany.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mikeal Vaughn Mvaughn@madisoncounty.in.gov
Ashley Grogg RN-MSN sharing insights, tips, and updates on Medical Liberty throughout the Hoosier state.