Jessica Biel has addressed joining known anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at the California State House Tuesday.
Biel, who shares 4-year-old son Silas Randall with husband Justin Timberlake, shared a lengthy message on Instagram after Kennedy Jr. posted a series of snaps.
He confirmed that the duo had been lobbying against California state bill SB 276, which would limit medical exemptions from vaccinations without approval from a state public health officer.
However, Biel has since insisted: “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 also explained why the bill was so close to her heart. See her full post below.
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This week I went to Sacramento to talk to legislators in California about a proposed bill. 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. My concern with #SB276 is solely regarding medical exemptions. 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. 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. I encourage everyone to read more on this issue and to learn about the intricacies of #SB276. Thank you to everyone who met with me this week to engage in this important discussion!
That same night, Us Weekly reports, Timberlake sent his wife and son a sweet shout-out while delivering a speech at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony in NYC.
“To my wife, who is here tonight and who has given me the greatest gift of love,” Timberlake told the audience. “Our son is 4 now, and he’s dope too! I’ve written so many songs because of that that I’m so proud of and I just … I’m extremely humbled. I hope that I can represent this award for all of you.”