Think you have complete autonomy when it comes to your health? Think again; Big Pharma may be trying to control us all. But Karen Good of Warsaw thinks that her former employer, the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital in Ohio, should keep their hands off her body, and even more important, that she shouldn’t be fired for refusing to get a vaccine.
This woman is a pharmaceutical buyer and never comes into contact with patients, but when she refused to receive a flu vaccination she also was required to wear a mask.
Even after utilizing a clearly stated religious exemption outlined in her workplace policy, she was fired when she refused to get the flu vaccine. Good has now filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Southern District Court of Ohio claiming wrongful termination. The lawsuit states that in October of 2012, the hospital implemented a policy that mandated all employees receiving the flu shot (including H1N1, influenza A and influenza B no later than Nov. 1 of the same year. Previously, the vaccines were offered but not required. You could be exempt from the vaccines if you had a medical condition or religious belief, which prohibited your getting the vaccine.
I don’t want to sound acidulous, but a healthy person is a ‘medical’ condition for all sorts of complications with flu vaccines. One mother claimed her healthy son died from a flu vaccine, falling into a coma just 24 hours after receiving his first ever flu shot.
Furthermore, the lawsuit claims, “Good is a practicing Christian with sincerely held religious beliefs,” but was still denied an exemption in October 2013. As far as I know, there is a Freedom of Religion clause in the First Amendment that constitutionally guarantees our right to our spiritual beliefs, including not being poisoned by vaccines. Even still, do we really have to claim a religious persuasion to protest self-mutilation? If Big Pharma has its way, it looks like even that’s not enough.
There is undoubtedly a lot of controversy surrounding vaccines and not only their necessity, but also their safety and true purpose. But controversy aside, anyone should have the right to refuse a vaccination if he/she is against the notion for any reason. To try to force vaccinations is just another attempt to impede on our rights as human beings.
This post originally appeared at Natural Society.