- On Wednesday pictures of Jessica Biel apparently lobbying with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in California began to circulate, Jezebel reported.
- Biel and Kennedy were lobbying against SB 276, a California state bill that seeks to limit medical exemptions on vaccines.
- In a clarifying Instagram on Thursday Biel says she is “not against vaccinations.”
- In her lengthy caption, Biel said she has a personal objection to the bill based on the personal experience of someone she knows.
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On Wednesday pictures of Jessica Biel apparently lobbying with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in California began to circulate, Jezebel reported.
In the pictures on Instagram, Kennedy, an environmental activist who has recently made some controversial anti-vaxx claims, called Biel “courageous” and thanked her for “a busy and productive day at the California State House.”
It was originally reported by outlets like Jezebel and The Daily Beast that Biel and Kennedy were lobbying against SB 276, a California state bill that seeks to limit medical exemptions on vaccines. The bill would require approval from a state-level public health officer for exemption.
“I am not against vaccinations – I support children getting vaccinations and I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their children alongside their physicians,” she wrote.
She continued, explaining that she had a personal connection to the bill.
“My dearest friends have a child with a medical condition that warrants an exemption from vaccinations, and should this bill pass, it would greatly affect their family’s ability to care for their child in this state,” she wrote. “That’s why I spoke to legislators and argued against this bill. Not because I don’t believe in vaccinations, but because I believe in giving doctors and the families they treat the ability to decide what’s best for their patients and the ability to provide that treatment.”
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