Connect with us

News

NY Ban on Unvaccinated Minors in Public Halted by Judge

The ban will be up for debate at a hearing scheduled for later this month.

Vaccinations have been one of the most hotly debated subjects in the United States over the course of  the last few years, and there is no end in sight.

An incredible plethora of resources are available for those looking into the “vaxxer versus anti-vaxxer” argument; a dichotomy that is both fierce and verbose.  Websites, Facebook groups, conventions, documentaries, and protests all come into play in the world of amateur vaccine research, amplifying the voices and opinions within to near-deafening levels.

In New York State, the controversy has taken center stage after a massive measles outbreak emerged in Rockland County.  Authorities there went to extreme lengths to prevent the spread of the disease, banning all unvaccinated minors from entering public areas.

Trending: Schiff Sends Stern Warning to GOP Lawmakers: Stick to The Script This Week

A judge has since blocked that decree.

Judge Rolf Thorsen scheduled a hearing for April 19 and said the county is temporarily blocked from enforcing the ban.
“And petitioners’ children are hereby permitted to return to their respective schools forthwith and otherwise to assemble in public places,” he wrote.
The ruling came in response to lawsuits filed by the parents of local school children, with the parents calling the ban arbitrary and capricious and saying the county acted beyond its legal authority. The suits said the declaration caused “children to be denied attendance at nursery programs and schools and has effectively prohibited their movement and denied them the right to congregate and assemble in public places.”
The Rockland County outbreak holds an unfortunate distinction, being the longest continual measles outbreak since the year 2000, when the disease was declared “eliminated”.
take our poll - story continues below

Would election by popular vote be better than the electoral college?

  • Would election by popular vote be better than the electoral college?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Liberty Hub updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

 

 

Save conservative media!

Become an insider!

Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

You Might Like

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

You Might Like

Schiff Spars with Stefanik Over Whistleblower Contact with House Intel Chair’s Office

Politics

Donald Trump Donald Trump

Trump Slams Impeachment Hearings as ‘Boring’, Says He’s ‘Too Busy’ to Watch

Politics

Beltway Bars Offer Up Legislatively-Themed Libations as Impeachment Circus Continues

Politics

Adam Schiff Interrupts Republican Impeachment Questions, Drawing Stern Rebuke from GOP

Politics