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California ‘Hell-Bent on Medicalizing Our Children’: Alix Mayer on Lawsuits Against Medical Coercion | ATL:NOW

July 19, 2023
“California seems hell-bent on medicalizing our children as a pretense to take them away from their parents. There’s some really bad bills in the legislature right now … Your child, as young as 12 years old, could be talking to a school counselor and say, ‘my parents don’t support my decisions,’ and that day, that child could be routed to an in-home treatment center and not come home from school,” says Alix Mayer, co-founder of Free Now Foundation. Mayer is an advocate for parental rights and medical freedom. She’s involved with one lawsuit against Santa Clara University because of its vaccine mandate. One of the plaintiffs, Harlow Glenn, says she agreed to get her first Pfizer shot to comply with the university’s vaccine mandate, but suffered a severe injury. “It put her in the hospital. She was urinating blood, she was numb from the waist down, she lost a lot of her hair—she was sick for months. And she still has medical problems to this day, and it's two years later,” Mayer says. Despite this, her second request for medical exemption was also denied, and she was asked to get a second shot and booster to comply with the university's mandate.
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          At a time when our nation is becoming increasingly polarized, media often ignore viewpoints and stories that are worthy of attention. American Thought Leaders, hosted by The Epoch Times Senior Editor Jan Jekielek and his reporting team, features in-depth discussions with important thought leaders on key issues facing America—and Canada, the world—today.
          About Jan Jekielek
          Jan Jekielek is a Senior Editor with The Epoch Times and host of the show, “American Thought Leaders.” Jan’s career has spanned academia, media, & international human rights work. In 2009 he joined The Epoch Times full time and has served in a variety of roles, including as Website Chief Editor. He is the producer of the award-winning Holocaust documentary film “Finding Manny.“
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