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States seek to cut off religious exemptions for vaccination

States seek to cut off religious exemptions for vaccination

Connecticut’s AG William Tong gave state lawmakers the legal go-ahead Monday to pursue legislation that would prevent parents from exempting their children from vaccinations for religious reasons. The non-binding ruling was released the same day public health officials in neighboring New York called on state legislators there to pass similar legislation.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

Thank god.

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 1 year

No child is religious, they have no ability to comprehend what they are truly signing up for (opinion of an ex Sunday school teacher, now agnostic). they're simply children of religious people, so technically they shouldn't be held to the same standards nor be used as "sacrificial lambs" to make the parents feel better "insert religion".

Hannibal 1 year

Millions of illegals aren't vaccinated but yes, let's blame the outbreaks on religion. Idiots.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 1 year

Good. Science is imperfect, but when it works, it works.

Sean Donahue
Sean Donahue 1 year

I agree with geting rid of all exemptions except medical and religious. To get rid of the religious exemption goes completly against peoples religious freedoms.

Janitor Jez
Janitor Jez 1 year

These people are irresponsible and are endangering others whether they are religious or not. How about making child support payments dependent on them being vaccinated and not allow them to mingle with sane people's kids in schools? It seems crazy to target religion and feed the whining about being persecuted from fans of the God-on-a Stick.

Russ Kurtell
Russ Kurtell 1 year

That moment you realize leftists despise the ENTIRE Bill of Rights because it gets in the way of their power grabs. No really, name one of the first ten amendment they actually support.

LeweyDewey 1 year

Forced medical treatment of any form is disturbing. Almost more disturbing are people lining up like sheep in favor of less rights and more power to government, and to corporations that have gov in their back pocket and that profit heavily from the agenda. The wheel was invented long ago, yet present time is revealing we are not anymore evolved since then. Still tribal, religious-style zealots following their government-god and science-god, not even knowing both can be corrupted, and yet, both are!

Rocky LeBlanc
Rocky LeBlanc 1 year

Disgusting. Now we are going to use fear of the unknown to force citizens to inject foreign substances into their bodies. All for a manufactured crisis that the proposed solution has 0% chance of success. All this while forcing religious families to pump aborted fetus tissue into their children. I can't display how disturbing this is.

Zac Gadd
Zac Gadd 1 year

why do all of a sudden we need mass vaccination?

Notsurewewillsee 1 year

While I understand what the states are doing, I’m not sure I agree with the way they are doing it. People have religious freedom in America so these laws will probably be challenged and brought before the Supreme Court and struck down. It may just be easier to say un-vaccinated kids can’t go to public school. Because frankly that is just as discriminatory as the no religious exemptions.

Raymond M Hein Jr
Raymond M Hein Jr 1 year

This year bullshit there using is getting on my last nerve

Zreak 1 year

I'm all for vaccines but to make them mandatory is too far. It sets a dangerous precedent that the government is allowed to control what we put into our bodies. What if next the government decides that we have to inject tracking devices into our bodies "for the betterment of society and the eradication of criminals."

Stephen 1 year

Just think about how this will progress, "States push to remove religious exemptions for transgender children." This is a violation of the separation of church and state. As much as I agree with the sentiment, it sets a very dangerous precedent.

Lord Baktor
Lord Baktor 1 year

This is a tricky one. While every person with half a brain agrees vaccination is a good thing, having it enforced by law feels a little too "anti-freedom" for my taste.

Laura Angus
Laura Angus 1 year

Forcing people to inject themselves and give up their right by using fear mongering now are we? So this is how brainwashing works. “The ... virus is coming! Quick inject yourself with my ...”

JerryBulletSponge 1 year

Wait, what religious people don't get vaccinated? I am religious and have been vaccinated.

LeweyDewey 1 year

The government is not allowed to force medical intervention, per the Constitution. But I guess it can if it benefits the corporation that produces a hefty profit from said intervention. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that scientific dogma is not dissimilar to religious, given that science, in the last decade, has learned so many new things with regards to the immune system (the blood vessels to our brain, the importance of mitochondria and their function to immunity, for instance) and yet we are forced to believe in a practice that started well before we had any knowledge of vitamins, minerals, their roles in nutrition/health, or microscopes powerful enough to even see any of these things? There is too much about the topic to put in a comment, but I hope the people understand, similar to the climate debate, that when the government tries to force anything on the people, who truly benefits? The answer, most of the time, is NOT YOU OR ME. Follow the money, learn the history(both sides), watch for hidden agendas. Think critically and not emotionally!

T3hGladiator 1 year

I could be wrong, but I don't believe religion is the leading factor of anti vax people. I've never seen antivaxxers holding signs saying god doesn't want your kids to be autistic. And yes, I am very much aware there are religious sects that don't believe in them, but it's for entirely different reasons, (my body is a temple stuff.) This is just another brazen attack on religious rights.

Kenguru Safari
Kenguru Safari 1 year

THIS should be up to the parents IMO

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