On Thursday, Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed a law in law that would immediately end religious exemption for mandates for the vaccine.
Cuomo said he signed a law to protect the public in one of the worst epidemics of measles in decades, categorized as a "public health crisis," CBS New York reported.
The outbreak was first triggered in October, we record it and spread it in parts of New York, especially among Orthodox Jewish communities.
"Rockland municipality has declared an emergency state emergency in connection with the current outbreak of measles," NBC reported in March. "Effectively from midnight on Wednesday, anyone under the age of 18 and unaccompanied by a measles will be banned from public until this statement expires within 30 days or until he receives the MMR vaccine."
By adopting the law, parents will be forced to vaccinate their children before they can attend school in the state, and religious exemptions will not get out of it. Parents and teens have been morally opposed to certain vaccines based on an association with abortion. They are now the only acceptable exemption for mandates for medical reasons, such as the weakened immune system of the child.
While opponents of the law protested at assembly councils on Thursday, law sponsors praised his adoption as a measure of child protection.
"If your child is immunocompromised and goes to school or kindergarten, you want to know that he will be safe," state lawyer Senator Brad Hoylman said, according to CBS in New York.
"It is our duty to act," said State Senator David Carlucci. "We must do everything in our power to kill a number of people."
"The government has no right to interfere in my personal religious beliefs," one woman said as she protested against the law. – We will not get vaccinated. What will happen is to go to any school or to get out of the state. "
Parliamentarian Simcha Eichenstein, a Democrat, said she was a pro-vaccine but could not vote for a law "constitutional duty".
"Despite my pro-vaccination attitude and despite my belief that there are no religious restrictions, it is my constitutional duty to vote negatively," he said.
California is on its way to New York when it comes to vaccines over SB 276. Actress Jessica Biel has sparked a vaccine debate earlier this week when she met with some 15 California lawmakers to discuss her concerns about law and advocating parental rights.
Biel said she was "not against vaccination," but supports "families who have the right to educated medical decisions for their children with their doctors."
"This week I went to Sacramento to talk to lawmakers in California about the proposed lawsuit," she wrote on Thursday at Instagram. "I'm not against vaccination – I support the children who get vaccines, and I also support families entitled to vaccination, educated medical decisions for their children along with their doctors."
"My concern for # SB277 is solely in connection with medical exemptions. My dear friends have a child with a health condition justifying a vaccination exemption, and if this law passes, it would greatly affect their family's ability to take care of their child in that not because I do not believe in vaccination, but because I believe in giving doctors and families the ability to decide what is best for their patients and their ability to do so, "he said. to provide that treatment.
Vacancies advocates claim that SB 276 "will have minimal impact on those with valid grounds for exemption, citing medical authorities such as prominent co-sponsors of the law: the California Medical Society and the American Pediatric Academy, California," the Daily Beast reported.
As reported by The Daily Wire in April, the judge told a Catholic teenager from Kentucky, Jerome Kunkel, that he was not allowed to return to school after having been subject to moral contravention of parental suicide because of his obvious connection with abortion.
"How I understand, the vaccine is derived from aborted fetal cells," said Kunkel, according to WLWT. "And it is against my religion. An abortion is against my religion."
As noted by KHN Morning Briefing, "vaccine against varicella, specifically, originates from the cell lines of the two fetuses that were selectively interrupted during the 1960s."