Religious Objection to Vaccines Not Constitutionally Protected

In New York, a judge ruled against three families whose children were not vaccinated due to their parents' religious objections. The parents petitioned the court claiming their religious liberty was violated when their children's schools refused entrance to them when another student had an illness that was preventable with vaccination. The judge relied upon a 1905 Supreme Court decision establishing "the government’s right to require immunizations as a matter of public health."

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