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New York State Repeal of the Religious Exemption to Vaccination

The New York State repeal of the religious exemption to vaccination violates many rights that New Yorkers hold dear. It tramples the fundamental rights of New Yorkers to religious freedom, parental rights and the right to education. It also violates the core principle of harm avoidance that is embedded in federal law permitting state vaccine mandates. Medical exemptions for vulnerable children effectively no longer exist in New York. In particular, the new law violates the rights of special needs children with Individualized Educational Plans and 504 Plans, who have well-recognized federal rights to a Free and Appropriate Public Education. Read more....



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