Resolution on
Vaccination Freedom

 

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM
OVER PERSONAL VACCINATION STATUS

Sponsored by Brandon Beckham
Adopted by State Central Committee, September 18, 2021

 


WHEREAS, the freedom to make personal health choices is one of the most fundamental human rights protected under the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution;

WHEREAS, informed consent is the bedrock of ethical practice in medicine, consisting of three essential elements: access to complete information, patient comprehension, and voluntariness;

WHEREAS, an alarming number of private and government entities across the U.S. and around the world are mandating COVID-19 vaccination, coupled with punitive restrictions on freedom, commerce, employment, and medical care for non-compliance;

WHEREAS, there are various reasons why Americans choose not to be vaccinated, including, but not limited to: established medical conditions; previous infection and recovery; preference for therapeutics; robust immune systems; prevention of potential adverse events; religious beliefs; intolerance to vaccine ingredients; previous anaphylactic and other reactions;

WHEREAS, during the 2021 legislative session, the Utah legislature passed House Bill 308, which “prohibits a governmental entity from requiring that an individual receive a vaccine for COVID-19;”

WHEREAS, on September 9, 2021, despite his promise to the contrary, President Biden enacted a sweeping order, mandating vaccinations for businesses with over 100 employees, and therefore be it

RESOLVED, the Utah Republican Party upholds the United States Constitution and fully supports the individual freedom to choose whether to be vaccinated or unvaccinated;

RESOLVED, the Utah Republican Party recognizes the historical efficacy of proven vaccines in public health, but rejects policies of mandatory vaccination, regardless of FDA approval, and rejects proposals for statewide, nationwide, or global “vaccine passports,” “health passes” or similar policies;

RESOLVED, the Utah Republican Party is firmly opposed to government compelling private businesses to enforce mandatory vaccination of their employees or customers;

RESOLVED, the Utah Republican Party appeals to private businesses, institutions of education and religion, medical service providers, and non-government organizations throughout Utah to be considerate and accommodating regarding the vaccination choice of their employees, students, teachers, members, patients, and customers without penalty or discrimination;

RESOLVED, the Utah Republican Party thanks and supports Republican legislators, Governor Cox, Attorney General Reyes, the congressional delegation, and local government officials for their continuing efforts to ensure that the individual freedom to be vaccinated or unvaccinated, without penalty or discrimination, is fully protected.


CO-SPONSORS

Kim Coleman
Arturo Morales LLan
Bob McEntee
Dale Millsap
Teena Horlacher
Jimi Kestin
Nate Brooksby
Adlai Elison
Mac Sims
David Pyne
Shellie Giddings
John D. Morris
Holley Crowley-Rabanne
John-David Jorgensen
Greg Hughes
Amelia Powers Gardner
Kristen Chevrier
Lowell Nelson
Elizabeth Carlin
Celeste Meyers
Josh Daniels
Leif Ernst
Brent Odenwalder
KanaMarie Poulson
Chris Booth
Jared Cahoon
Jaime Munns
Olivia D. Horlacher Williams
Lesa Sandberg
Colin Jack
Kris Kimball
Dalane England
Larry Meyers
Aaron Bullen
Kurt Ivie
Lyndon Brittner
Emilie Brown
Kris Udy
Heidi Balderree
Tina Urbanik
Iliana Clift
Helen Watts

 

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