NewsPunch.com By Baxter Dmitry Thurs., Sept.03, 2020
Virginians are rising up against a government determined to take away their right to medical freedom with a huge crowd marching against government mandates imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, specifically regarding vaccination.
Freedom lovers came together in Virginia’s capital of Richmond on Wednesday to raise awareness and protest the threat of mandates that are set to take away the right to medical freedom.
Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver, an unelected official, admitted last month that he “plans to mandate coronavirus vaccinations for Virginians once one is made available to the public,” according to a report by a local ABC station.
Reporter Jim Hale was on site, interviewing speakers and participants at the first “March Against Mandates.”
LifeSite report: Kathleen Medaries, Director of Communications and Strategy at Virginia Freedom Keepers, which organized today’s “March Against Mandates,” said that Oliver has the power to force Virginians to take the vaccine.
“He’s appointed by the governor’s office. And under emergency powers law, he is given the right to mandate that every adult and child receive a COVID shot if he deems it appropriate,” she said.
The law currently does not provide exemptions for those who do not want to take a vaccine mandated by the state government, and it does not allow even for a delay in getting the shot.
“We have a situation where this unelected official has unilateral authority to make a medical choice for all Virginians, and Virginians are gathered together to say: That’s a problem, we don’t approve.”
Medaries also pointed out the irony that the Virginia government, which in the context of abortion affirmed women who claimed, “my body, my choice,” now flips the script and says, “it’s your body, and it’s my choice.”
One of the speakers, Dr. Leland Stillman, a general physician, told LifeSiteNews that “it’s quite clear from the data” the COVID-19 “is not nearly as virulent or deadly as it was made out to be originally.”
He said an attitude like this “certainly violates the principle … that I was taught as a physician, which is primum non nocere, which means, ‘first, do no harm.’ So it’s just, this is all political theater, and it’s an agenda to get people vaccinated because it serves certain special interests.”