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NY Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Calling Vaccine Mandate ‘Religious Discrimination’

Dec 11, 2019

By Michael Stone

Good News – Science and Secularism Wins: In good news for public health and the cause of reason, a New York judge has tossed out a lawsuit by anti-vaxxers claiming the state’s law mandating vaccines for school children constitutes “religious discrimination.”

The lawsuit objected to a new state law in New York that would no longer allow parents to use religious objections to justify enrolling their unvaccinated children in school.

New York recently changed the law after a measles outbreak overwhelmed two Jewish orthodox communities in the state. Under the new law, the state will continue to honor medical exemptions, but parents can no longer use religious objections to justify enrolling their unvaccinated children in school.

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One comment on “NY Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Calling Vaccine Mandate ‘Religious Discrimination’”

  • As always, “religious exemption” really means enforcing their religion on others:  denying the schools to be able to decide who they will or won’t accept, denying the other parents the right to have their children in a safe environment.

    Given an entire community (including children) was overrun with a preventable disease, causing unnecessary suffering, at what point does this (legally) rise to the level of child abuse?


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