N.Y. Vaccination Law Challenged In Court.


A recently enacted New York law that ends religious exemptions for mandatory vaccines is being attacked in court.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an attorney and prominent denier of the effectiveness of vaccines, filed the lawsuit in July on behalf of 55 families that had previously received religious exemptions from mandatory vaccinations for their children.

Under New York's new law, any child attending a public or private school must be vaccinated against an array of childhood diseases, and religiously based exemptions are no longer granted. State legislators took action after an outbreak of measles in parts of New York, including areas populated by Orthodox Jews.

The Albany Times-Union reported that Kennedy and attorney Michael Sussman argue in court papers that New York's...

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