Opponents Sue California Over Vaccination Law, Seek Temporary Injunction
Under the law, parents can no longer cite their personal beliefs as a reason not to vaccinate their children. The law does allow for medical exemptions.
Parents, Advocacy Groups Sue To Overturn California’s New Vaccination Law
As California’s new law requiring almost all children entering day care, kindergarten or 7th grade to be vaccinated against various diseases took effect Friday, opponents filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have the law overturned. The suit, filed by six parents and four advocacy groups in U.S. District Court in San Diego, argues that the law violates the California Constitution’s guarantee of a public education for all children. It also claims the law violates the rights to, among other things, equal protection and due process guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. (Glickman, 7/1)