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Sioux County Conservatives is hosting Pizza & Policy on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Sioux Center Library. Lindsay Maher will be the guest speaker, representing Informed Choice Iowa. Maher will be talking about vaccine safety and medical freedom. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

“There has never been a time in which the medical community has been as polarized as right now,” Maher said. “As concerns pour in over the COVID vaccine, one must ask themselves how we’ve allowed the current childhood vaccine program to go from three to 69 doses while creating a liability-free market for pharmaceutical companies. If there’s one thing these past few months have shown us it is that science is never settled.”

Vaccine manufacturers cannot be sued if their product causes injury or death. Instead, taxpayers cover those costs. The government has paid out more than $4 billion due to vaccine injuries. And, according to the government’s own conclusion that just 1 percent of all vaccine injuries are reported, that $4 billion is seemingly just the tip of the iceberg.

Iowa offers medical and religious exemptions for vaccines. However, there are multiple pieces of legislation addressing this issue in flux.

“This past legislative session we’ve witnessed Iowa’s health departments and the medical professionals present at the state Capitol, oppose legislation which would gather quality health data and promote true informed consent,” Maher said. “Based on events from the last six months, the importance of data couldn’t be clearer. Iowans want to be informed and free to make their own health decisions.”

Sioux County Conservatives said it is sure to be a valuable conversation for anyone with children.

“Each family needs to have the freedom to make the medical decision that is in their best interest,” the group said. “It’s impossible to make the best choice without the necessary information. What works for one family may not work for another. What seems worth the risk to some may not be worth the risk to others. Parents are the ultimate authority when it comes to their children’s education, health and safety. The more freedom parents have, the better.”

Pizza and pop are provided. There is no charge, though a free-will donation will be taken.