Parents in DC are not suing the city because the Mayor, Muriel Bowser, was allowing children as young as 11 to be vaccinated without the consent of parents.
The lawsuit from parents is alleging that the law that allows this practice to take place, Minot Consent to Vaccinations Amendment Act, is a violation of parents’ rights and religious freedom. Considering that some religions do not allow vaccination, this lawsuit might actually go somewhere.
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The D.C. Council voted 12-1 in October to approve the measure that allows minors aged 11 and up to determine if they should get vaccinated in the event that a doctor finds they are capable of informed consent.
Two lawsuits have been filed in D.C. federal court this month that allege that the D.C. vaccination law is a violation of parents’ rights and religious freedoms.
Children’s Health Defense, a nonprofit chaired by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., sued Bowser, as well as D.C. Department of Health Director Laquandra Nesbitt and D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee, on behalf of several parents and asserted in the suit that the measure passed in October violates the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution.
“It clearly contradicts multiple requirements of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986,” CHD Staff Attorney Rolf Hazlehurst told Townhall. “In essence, the D.C. Minor Consent to Vaccinations Amendment requires health care providers to violate multiple federal laws which are designed to protect the child.”