ICAN wins religious exemption decision in Mississippi: Why this matters
This is a critical first step to enabling a NATIONWIDE religious opt out of vaccination requirements for kids to attend school. It should now be just a matter of time until this is nationwide.
Here’s the announcement of the win:
The federal court ruling that the First Amendment requires that, by 7/15/23, the State of Mississippi afford its residents a religious exemption for their children to attend school without one or more state mandated vaccines!
If the state appeals and ICAN wins again, the decision will apply to all Fifth Circuit states. If they appeal again to SCOTUS and win, it applies to all states.
If the state doesn’t appeal, lawyers in other states have an opportunity to leverage the decision and take it upwards to SCOTUS.
I think it is just a matter of time before this ruling applies to the entire US.
That’s what makes it so important.
Congratulations to ICAN, Aaron Siri, and Del Bigtree on a very important win!
I live in Mississippi but my kids are grown. Knowing what I know now my kids would get no vaccine if they were still in school. It was mandatory to have kids vaccinated before they attend school.
Steve, are you aware of the most recent health order in the province of British Columbia, Canada? Our PHO just imposed a new mandate on April 6, 2023 that requires two (no longer FDA approved) original doses for, in addition to all healthcare workers, now also ALL FACULTY AND STUDENTS IN ANY HEALTHCARE FIELD. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/hospital_and_community_preventive_measures_order_apr_623_final_4.pdf
This is accelerating the mass exodus of healthcare workers from our province, where we already have 2500 nurses still fired due to mandates and in many communities we have routine ER closures. https://tnc.news/2023/04/19/bc-mayor-demands-rehiring-of-unvaxxed/?fbclid=IwAR12C81onLWwBqZ9ROjcP7yRhgTdRhMbviYLmyi81dj2DzQW3vonnNVJN60
We need more attention on this. I know you are testifying at the NCI this week, thank you. Can you keep some focus on Canada and talk about what is happening in BC? Please. Thank you Steve for everything you do.