Tony Perkins


YouTube removes Family Research Council President Tony Perkins' interview discussing new laws that bypass parental consent for vaccines: Tony Perkins, President of the conservative Family Research Council, interviewed Mary Holland, the President of a health advocacy group called Children's Health Defense, during which the pair discussed laws bypassing parental consent for vaccines. Children's Health Defense filed a lawsuit against the city of Washington D.C. after the city passed the Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2020. In the video, Perkins summarized that the law allows minors 11-years-old and older to receive vaccines "without parental knowledge or consent if the healthcare provider believes the minor is capable of meeting the informed consent standard." Holland raised concerns about the law's disregard for parental risk calculation and the potential for children to experience serious side effects without their parents knowing they even received a vaccine. YouTube removed the interview from its platform, claiming that the video violated the platform's "Community Guidelines." The Family Research Council later reported that YouTube classified the video as "medical misinformation." The Family Research Council is part of the Free Speech Alliance.