US Supreme Court declines to hear WV mother’s challenge to state immunization law

The Republic
Columbus, Indiana

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a West Virginia mother’s challenge to the state’s child immunization law.

The Rutherford Institute in Charlottesville, Va., said Monday that the justices declined to review Jennifer Workman’s case.

Last March, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond unanimously rejected Workman’s claim that the immunization mandate violated her religious rights. The full appeals court refused to review the case.

Workman sued West Virginia and Mingo County Health and education officials after Lenore Pre-K to 8 School refused to admit her daughter without vaccinations against childhood diseases. Along with the religious objections, Workman said she was concerned that the vaccinations would cause her daughter to develop autism.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

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