House of Representatives

Stearman Files Three Bills Addressing COVID-19 Vaccines

1/21/2022 11:09:00 AM

Contact: Rep. Wendi Stearman
Office: (405) 557-7358

Rep. Wendi Stearman, R-Collinsville, filed three bills in support of the rights of Oklahomans against oppression and against the exploitation of the COVID-19 virus.

House Bill 4321 would prohibit the State Department of Health, medical facilities and doctors from bribing parents into having their children vaccinated.

"No State or private entity should use financial incentives to push the use of an experimental therapeutic such as the COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ on Oklahomans,” Stearman said. “The choice whether or not to vaccinate a child should be based solely on medical risk and benefit, not based on any artificial financial benefit. It is egregious to play on the financial struggles of parents to influence their medical decisions for their children."

Second, House Bill 4322 aims at stopping the State Department of Health from using taxpayer dollars to advertise the COVID-19 "vaccine" to taxpayers.

"For the past year and a half, Oklahomans have been inundated by commercials and signs and mailers, paid with their own tax dollars, badgering them to get ‘vaccinated.’ At best this is unnecessary, as no Oklahoman is unaware of this ‘vaccination’ campaign. Those who wish to be vaccinated have done so. But worse, admittedly false information has been used in some of these advertisements! These ‘vaccine’ campaigns are expensive and are not a productive use of state resources. As the elected representatives of the people, it is time for the state Legislature to rein in reckless spending by state agencies," Stearman said.

If passed, any violation of this by the State Department of Health would result in a reduction in the funding allocated for the salaries of those leading the OSDH, rather than a fine to be paid by Oklahoma taxpayers.

Finally, Rep. Stearman filed House Bill 4316, which would protect parents or guardians of children and vulnerable adults from having vaccination status considered in the determination of fitness for custody.

"Vaccination status has no bearing on one’s ability to care for children, nor is it relevant to the safety and welfare of a child,” Stearman said. “It is incredible that in the United States of America we must have a bill to prohibit a person's vaccination status from being used against him, but sadly we must. We have reports across the nation of vaccination status being used as a bludgeon to strip the natural rights of parents. Let us not allow Oklahoma to follow the path of other states in their disregard for the primary purpose of government, which is to protect the rights of citizens."