Newly Enacted Vaccination Law Draws Fire
The legislation "has made second class citizens out of children," opponents say in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the measure, one of the toughest in the country.
Los Angeles Times:
Opponents Sue To Stop California's Vaccination Law
With California’s strict vaccine mandate now in place, opponents are fighting to overturn the law in court. The new law, which took effect Friday, bars parents from citing religion or other personal beliefs as reasons to not vaccinate their kids. SB 277 is one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the country and drew many protesters when it was debated in Sacramento. A group of parents and the nonprofit Education 4 All filed a suit Friday to overturn the law in U.S. District Court in San Diego. The suit claims that the law violates California children’s right to an education under the state’s constitution. (Karlamangla, 7/5)
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Anti-Vaccine Lawsuit Challenges School Requirements
Opponents of California’s new law requiring children to get vaccinated against various diseases in order to attend public or private schools have sued in San Diego federal court to block enactment of the law on Constitutional grounds. The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court, seeks a court order to stop the California Department of Education, the California Department of Public Health and others from blocking unvaccinated children’s enrollment in public schools. (Cook, 7/5)