"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 added.
"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," Biel said.
The bill has received criticism by anti-vaccination advocates like Kennedy. Once passed, the bill would decrease the medical exemptions from vaccines that don't have approval from state public health officers.