Supreme Court declines to hear appeal on Connecticut religious exemption for childhood vaccines law

Challengers of the law argued that it violates religious freedoms.

News 12 Staff

Jun 24, 2024, 9:02 PM

Updated 20 days ago


The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal on Connecticut's 2021 law that eliminated religious exemptions for childhood immunization requirements.
The court did not give a reason for not hearing the case.
The challengers had argued the law violates religious freedom protections.
State Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement:
"This is the end of the road to a challenge to Connecticut's lifesaving and fully lawful vaccine requirements. We have said all along, and the courts have affirmed – the legislature acted responsibly and well within its authority to protect the health of Connecticut families and to stop the spread of preventable disease."

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