Update: Jessica Biel posted a statement on Instagram early Thursday morning, writing that she is "not against vaccinations - I support children getting vaccinations", but that she is against the proposed California bill.
Biel wrote that she argued against the bill because her friends have a child with a medical condition warranting an exemption and the bill would "greatly affect their family's ability to care for their child".
Biel said her concern with SB 276 is in regards to medical exemptions.
Between protests over state-specific bills and a cruise ship being quarantined over a measles outbreak, the vaccination issue is exploding in the United States. 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.
The California Senate welcomed Jessica Biel on Wednesday to discuss a controversial bill that would limit medical exemptions for vaccinations.
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'[Jessica] is upset about this issue because of its particular cruelty. Additionally, SB 276 would also require that the state's Department of Public Health create a standardized exemption request form for physician use.
Actress Jessica Biel has joined the parade of prominent Hollywood actors who are opposing mandatory vaccinations for California.
Jessica Biel reveals she regrets something from her past. Beneath a separate photo with Kennedy and state Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles), Biel wrote that it had been great meeting with both of them. "I would say that she was for safe vaccines and for medical freedom", he said before adding his group's rallying cry of "my body, my choice".
"So Jessica Biel is an anti-vaxx activist... she's canceledt [sic], next", one person tweeted, while another person shared Jessica and Robert's photo and wrote, "I'm so exhausted of the anti-vaxx stupidity".
While Jessica has never publicly spoken about her stance on vaccinations, it was reported back in November 2015 that she and husband Justin Timberlake had decided not vaccinate their son Silas, now four.
In 2015, a source told InTouch Weekly that Biel "feels that vaccination could cause complications".