Lawmakers Argue Ending Vaccine Exemption Is Unconstitutional

A group of state lawmakers is fighting back against discussions to possibly eliminate a religious exemption to the requirement that Connecticut schoolchildren be vaccinated, arguing it would be unconstitutional.

The 44 senators and representatives, mostly Republicans, have sent a letter to Democratic Attorney General William Tong expressing their belief that ending the exemption would prevent parents from freely exercising their right to religion and violate their rights by essentially preventing their unvaccinated children from being allowed to attend public school.

Read the full article at the Associated Press.