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Federal Judge Blocks D.C. Law That Lets Schools Vaccinate Kids Without Parental Consent

A federal judge has blocked a Washington D.C. law that allows schools to vaccinate kids without telling parents.

In his 38-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden agreed with parents who sued the city saying that they and their child have been irreparably harmed.

The D.C. Council passed its Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act in 2020 letting kids as young as 11 get a vaccine without permission from their parents, according to Epoch Times.

The D.C. law runs contrary to the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 which mandates that parents or legal guardians be informed about the vaccination of their children.

According to the lawsuit, the child of Joshua Mazer went to a local doctor’s office for a vaccine because the child’s school was pressuring kids to get vaccinated. The child also said that the doctor was told that parents were not informed about the vaccination.

The girl later told her parents that she changed her mind and did not want the vaccine, but officials surrounded her and made her feel “trapped.”

The city told the courts that the law is “an eminently reasonable public health measure that does not require plaintiff or his daughter to do anything.”

Judge McFadden disagreed with the city and said the law is harmful “because without it there is no avenue for minors to receive vaccines absent parental consent.” He added that “Removing the law would revert the District to the standard age of consent of 18.”

The city has been blocked from enforcing the law while the suit is going forward.

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Cross-posted with iPatriot

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

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