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Senate cancels vote on controversial vaccination bill after hours of protests

After more than eight hours of pounding drums, invocations of a holy power and unrelenting screams from outside the New Jersey state Senate chamber, lawmakers in the upper house on Monday declined to take up legislation that would eliminate the religious exemption for mandatory childhood vaccinations. “I’m disappointed, but it’s another roadblock,” Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, who’s also one of the bill’s sponsors, told reporters after the marathon session. “They have no science upon which to base their ideas and there is no religion that bans giving vaccinations.” Read more....



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