We were wary when states started directing their COVID vaccination messaging directly to 12-year-olds, but it got worse; “Sesame Street” got in on the action (with a boost from CNN) and had Big Bird (who’s perpetually 6) talking to children about his vaccination experience.
Now California state Sen. Scott Wiener is introducing a bill to lower the age of consent to get the COVID vaccine from 18 to 12.
🧵 I introduced new legislation (#SB866) to lower the vaccine age of consent from 18 to 12.
Unvaccinated teens are at risk, put others at risk & make schools less safe. They often can’t work, participate in sports, or go to friends’ homes.
Let’s let teens protect their health.
— Senator Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) January 21, 2022
Scott Weiner seems to be obsessed with “age of consent” issues.
— Fully Vexed (@sfkarenmac) January 25, 2022
That's the same Weiner guy that did this…….. pic.twitter.com/XkyRrxydns
— Freedom Is Why (@FreedomIsWhy) January 25, 2022
It didn’t legalize pedophilia; according to the AP, it just relaxed sex offender registry requirements: “Advocates say the bill makes existing California law more inclusive for the LGBTQ community.”
"I wanna vaccinate your teen" pic.twitter.com/ZlwKSJtPSa
— Jack B. Nimble (@Jack__B_Nimble) January 23, 2022
— NEL5ON ©️ (@JDN7171) January 24, 2022
“We needlessly restricted one of the least at-risk groups and kept them from enjoying their formative years for the last two years. In our infinite graciousness we’re giving them an out to the problem we created ourselves. Shower me with praise.”
— Thicc McRunfast (@thicc_mcrunfast) January 24, 2022
“We punished unvaccinated children by banning them from participating in activities they love, so we should ban their parents from being able to make important decisions for them so they can do the activities we banned them from doing.”
— snark (@coulson_aaron) January 25, 2022
Why do you hate parents? More importantly, WHY do you HATE children?
— Kimberly Morin (@Conservativeind) January 25, 2022
Parents have a right to parent their own children.
You're a ghoul.
— George Wept (@GeorgeWept) January 24, 2022
I can’t imagine he thinks 12 year olds are mature, informed, and wise enough to make these decisions.
It makes me wonder why he wants children given autonomy to consent to things they aren’t really old enough to consent to.
— Jon (@faroutmadman) January 24, 2022
— jennifer jamieson (@urptbng) January 24, 2022
Does this go both ways? In other words, does this bill allow children to refuse the vaccine even if their parents want them to get vaxxed?
— Libertaaron (@The_Libertaaron) January 23, 2022
The hubris is astonishing.
— The Waco Kid (@Fuckthose2guys) January 24, 2022
You are a truly foul, disgusting human being.
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) January 24, 2022
Can 12 year olds visit your safe injection sites too? 🙄
— YuBalance (@YuBalance) January 21, 2022
Stupid idea. You are sending a kid home to potentially have a dangerous side effect and the parents won’t know they’d taken the shot. 9 times out of 10 a 12 yr old doesn’t know their medical history to avoid interactions. This is why kids have parents.
— Brynda De Arte (@CitizenessD) January 21, 2022
So they have capacity to consent, but do not have capacity to sue. Clever loophole.
— MH (@meisa72) January 21, 2022
He knows that the risk to children is about as close to zero as a statistic can get and even more so with the current Omicron variant yet pushes this anyway. Evil.
— Wheresyourcape? (@wheresyourcape) January 25, 2022
It may be time for parents w/kids to consider leaving CA. The combination of schools pushing sexuality on children and now pushing drugs on them without parental consent, is truly shocking. Same state tells judges that parents have no rights to direct their kids' education! https://t.co/pIPGThfoI1
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) January 25, 2022
This legislation, and there's more of its type coming, is downstream from Obama's grotesque citizen "Julia." She was ahead of her time, so got laughed off and forgotten, but state incrementalism has finally caught up.
— @UWedge (@UWedge) January 25, 2022
Remember Julia, and how the government helped her from cradle to grave with everything?
Imagine when that child takes the shot…. And suffers an adverse effect or worse. pic.twitter.com/waAmV1I7M0
— CA (@CAanony) January 25, 2022
This guy again.
— Stephen (@01splcheck) January 25, 2022
Yeah, this guy:
I ❤️ “satanic” drag queens. In honor of this idiot, two drag queens will be the celebrity judges at my annual children’s pumpkin carving. https://t.co/vDSfsCbuwR
— Senator Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) October 18, 2017
California Dems hope Gavin Newsom will sign their bill that would take things easier on LGBT sexual predators https://t.co/shDEpKmGLG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 2, 2020