A group of Christian health care workers have filed a lawsuit against the state of New York. New York has made it mandatory for health care workers to receive COVID-19 vaccine. The group’s argument is that it lacks religious exemption.
Thomas More Society senior counsel Stephen Crampton, who’s representing the anonymous group of nurses, doctors and other health care workers, said he’s confident the courts will find that people have a right to refuse the vaccine on religious grounds, even if they are part of a religious group that is endorsing the shots. The state doesn’t offer religious exemptions for vaccination requirements for schoolchildren or health care workers and has argued it isn’t obligated to do so for the COVID-19 vaccine, either.
– Ella Breedlove