To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? At what age? Which vaccines?

Who gets to make these choices for your children?

A bill introduced in the South Dakota House of Representatives (HB1235) would ensure that parents decide on behalf of their children, and that parents may make an informed decision without coercive influences from any state agency.

Perhaps you have heard of this idea before. Some call it “liberty.” Others call it “freedom.” In South Dakota, they call it “the inalienable right to bodily integrity, free from any threat or compulsion that the person accepts any medical intervention.”

South Dakota House Bill 1235 provides:

  • “No child entering public or nonpublic school, or a public or nonpublic early childhood program in this state, may be required to receive any immunization or medical procedure for enrollment or entry. The Department of Health may recommend any immunization for school entry but may not require them. No school may use any coercive means to require immunization.” (HB1235, Section 1)
  • “It is a Class 1 misdemeanor for any educational institution, medical provider, or person to compel another to submit to immunization.” (HB1235, Section 4)
  • “Every person has the inalienable right to bodily integrity, free from any threat or compulsion that the person accepts any medical intervention, including immunization. No person may be discriminated against for refusal to accept an unwanted medical intervention, including immunization.” (HB1235, Section 5)

If you are a Minnesota resident who supports the idea behind South Dakota’s HB1235, then please sign this petition to oppose Minnesota’s SF1520, a bill threatening to remove parental righst to conscientious objection.

If you do not support the idea behind South Dakota‘s HB1235, then please read the Nuremberg Code and try again later.


Dr. Ryan C. MacPherson is the founding president of Into Your Hands LLC and the author of several books, including Rediscovering the American Republic (2 vols.) and Debating Evolution before Darwinism. He lives with his wife Marie and their homeschooled children in Casper, Wyoming, where he serves as Academic Dean at Luther Classical College. He previously taught American history, history of science, and bioethics at Bethany Lutheran College, 2003–2023 He also serves as President of the Hausvater Project, which mentors Christian parents. For more information, visit

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