Use and Abuse of Religious Exemptions from School Immunization Requirements | Hastings Law Journal

Appeal denied of school vaccination decision

16-year-old girl became infertile from Gardasil vaccine: British Medical Journal

Oregon Senate Passes Bill On Vaccination Indoctrination

NY Fed. Court: Mom’s Objections To Immunizations Not Religiously Motivated

Supreme Court refuses case on school vaccinations

OR: Juvenile Court May Order Immunization of Children In State Custody Over Religious Objections of Parents

Obama Bioethics Council OKs Anthrax Vaccine Testing on Kids

Federal Court Says Veganism Might Qualify As A Religion in Vaccination Dispute

Ind. hospital fires 8 workers who refused flu shot

WV: Court Continues Order For State To Home School Senior Who Objects To Immunizations

Free to choose but liable for the consequences: should non-vaccinators be penalized for the harm they do? | J. Law Med. Ethics

    Caplan AL, Hoke D, Diamond NJ, Karshenboyem V., J Law Med Ethics. 2012 Sep;40(3):606-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2012.00693.x.

    Abstract
    Can parents who choose not to vaccinate their children be held legally liable for any harm that results? The state of laboratory and epidemiological understanding of a disease such as measles makes it likely that a persuasive causal link can be established between a decision to not vaccinate, a failure to take appropriate precautions to isolate a non-vaccinated child who may have been exposed to measles from highly vulnerable persons, and a death. This paper argues that, even if a parent chooses to not vaccinate a child under a state law permitting exemptions, that decision does not create complete protection against liability for the adverse consequences of that choice.


  • Posted: 10/25/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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2nd Circuit Upholds Denial of Vaccination Exemption

New Jersey Increases Burdens on Religious Freedom with Vaccination Requirement | Liberty Counsel Action

Bishop stands firm against STD vaccine in Catholic schools despite lawsuit threat

Parents Liable for Not Vaccinating Children?

    Deanne Katz at Findlaw: More parents than ever are not vaccinating their children against common childhood diseases, citing both religious and medical reasons. But that choice not to vaccinate could make those parents liable if their unvaccinated child makes someone else sick. This may sound like a remote possibility but there is already a relevant law on the books.


  • Posted: 09/12/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: blogs.findlaw.com

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Private School Vaccine Opt-outs Rise

    AP: Parents cite a variety of reasons for not immunizing their children, among them: religious values, concerns the shots themselves could cause illness and a belief that allowing children to get sick helps them to build a stronger immune system. Likewise, there’s no single explanation that accounts for why so many more parents who send their children to private schools apparently share a suspicion of immunizations.


  • Posted: 09/10/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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Pakistan arrests for parental refusals to vaccinate children

New Mexico Clarifies Vaccination Exemption Covers Only Religious, Not Philosophical, Objections

WV: Six families sue West Virginia over new vaccine rule

More parents in the U.S. refusing vaccine overloads promoted by UN and Big Pharma

Canadian diocese under pressure to allow in-school HPV vaccinations

Big Jump Seen in Parents Delaying Vaccines

    AP: An increasing number of parents are choosing to delay certain vaccinations for their young children, a new study shows, even as cases of whooping cough continue to rise nationwide. Portland, Oregon, parents were the subject of the study, which found that they are increasingly following alternative vaccination schedules, says MSNBC.com.


  • Posted: 06/25/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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Legal Periodical: Compulsory Vaccination, the Constitution, and the Hepatitis B Mandate for Infants and Young Children

New Cal. Bill Could Mandate Doctor Visits for Parents Who Oppose Vaccines

Children’s Immunizations, and Disputes Between Divorced Parents

Queens parents sue over vaccines

NY: Suit Challenges Exclusion of Unvaccinated Students When Disease Occurs

HPV vaccine for boys recommended in Canada

Home School Families in Sweden Brace for New Government Assault | The New American

Politician: Take homeschool kids from parents | WorldNetDaily

Swedish Pol to Social Services Minister: Take Homeschooled Kids!

Sweden Crushing Homeschoolers: Exorbitant Fines as Politicians Call for Gov’t to Seize Home-schooled Children

Family of ‘state-napped’ child beats social services | WND

Benjamin Bull: Peace on Earth

Family of State-napped Swedish Child Savors Small Victory | HSLDA

UK: Parents claim link between flu vaccine and narcolepsy

More kids skip school shots in 8 states

Vaccines group plans to buy cervical cancer shots

UK: Flu vaccinations for all children move a step closer

Chuck Norris: The Venom in Feds’ Vaccinations

    Chuck Norris at Townhall: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 110 children have autism spectrum disorders, which is strikingly more than just two decades ago. (ASDs are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause communication, behavioral and social challenges.) The National Autism Association calls the 644 percent increase of ASDs among U.S. children since the early 1990s “a tragic epidemic of autism.”


  • Posted: 11/08/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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CA: Catholics Oppose New Law Allowing Kids’ Vaccines Without Parental Permission

How Do Pro-Life Parents Deal With Pro-Abortion Vaccines?

More than 1 in 10 parents skip kids’ shots; 1 in 5 delay

Rebecca Burgoyne: More Parents Defying Vaccination Requirements

Thousands entering Calif. schools without vaccines as parents exercise personal belief exemption

California bill would allow minors to get HPV vaccine, STD prevention without parents’ consent

Pakistan: Two jailed for refusing polio drops

Calif. schools turn away unvaccinated students

Perry facing new criticism for Texas vaccine order

Bachmann, Perry spar in Tampa over vaccine order

Cal. Gardasil bill an assault on parental rights, Catholic official says

Teen vaccinations against cervical cancer lagging

Concerned about side effects of an ever burgeoning number of vaccines, more parents opt out

Malawi: Government vaccinations at gunpoint reported

Nigeria: Hundreds of parents refuse polio vaccines

NY: Court Rejects Vaccination Exemption Claim

UN Vaccination Scheme Would Fund Population Control Agency

What went wrong with Gardasil sales?

Want to Opt-Out of Vaccinations Requirements? Explain your religion; 2 states consider legislation

Mother’s religious beliefs lead to award of health care decision making to father

Bill Gates proposes universal “birth registry” to help control population

Law Review: Blood Transfusions, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the American Patients’ Rights Movement

    Charles Hillel Baron, Blood Transfusions, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the American Patients’ Rights Movement (February 15, 2010). ALTERNATIVES TO BLOOD TRANSFUSION IN TRANSFUSION MEDICINE, pp. 531-558, Alice Maniatis, Phillipe Van der Linden, Jean-François Hardy, eds., Wiley-Blackwell, 2010; Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 215. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1728983

    “The litigation to protect Jehovah’s Witnesses from unwanted blood transfusions, which their theology considers a violation of the biblical prohibition against drinking blood, has produced important changes in both the right to refuse treatment and in the preferred treatment methods of all patients. This article traces the evolution of the rights of competent medical patients in the United States to refuse medical treatment. It also discusses the impact this litigation has had on the medical community’s realization that blood transfusions were neither as safe nor as medically necessary as medical culture posited.”


  • Posted: 12/22/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: ssrn.com

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WV mom appeals to have child exempt from immunization

Ireland reports 64 cases of “adverse reactions” to HPV vaccine

Ireland: Court says baby drug administration ruling not State “acting as a superpower”

Law Review: A Proposal for a Federal Emergency Vaccination Law

    Balancing Public Health and Individual Choice: A Proposal for a Federal Emergency Vaccination Law
    Sara Mahmoud-Davis, 20 Health Matrix 219 (2010)

    “Part I discusses the relationship between vaccinations and informed consent, including exemptions. Part II examines the scientific foundation for compulsory vaccination law and looks at the inherent tension between immunization exemptions and the public health. Part III establishes the constitutional basis for permitting religious exemptions and conditional rights of refusal, while excluding philosophical opt-outs. Part IV presents arguments in favor of a federal emergency vaccination law and proposes amending the Federal Public Health Service Act. Finally, Part V explains how the mass vaccination clinics would operate and describes the informed consent and opt-out process.”


  • Posted: 11/09/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty

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Explanation of arguments heard by the Justices last Tuesday in vaccination case

NYT: The Court’s pre-emption test at issue in vaccination case

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Vaccine Case Against Wyeth

Vaccine makers targeted in lawsuit