Robert Kennedy Jr. Praises Gavin Newsom For Hesitation On Vaccine Bill

Robert Kennedy Jr. Praises Gavin Newsom For Hesitation On Vaccine Bill

Jun 04 2019

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a vocal anti-vaccine activist, praised California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Monday for expressing doubts about a new immunization bill moving through the state legislature.

Senate Bill 276 would make it harder for parents to avoid vaccinating their children by requiring the state health department to review and individually approve or deny all requests for a medical exemption to school immunization requirements. The bill passed the state Senate in May and now goes to the Assembly for consideration.

Speaking to reporters at the California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco on Saturday, Newsom suggested that lawmakers “need to pause and think” about the bill’s implications.

“I like doctor-patient relationships. Bureaucratic relationships are more challenging for me,” Newsom said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “I’m a parent. I don’t want someone that the governor appointed to make a decision for my family.”

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