"A federal judge has refused to block a new California vaccination law, which eliminates an exemption based on the parents` personal beliefs. The law requires children in both public and private schools to be inoculated against 10 contagious illnesses."
"`Society has a compelling interest in fighting the spread of contagious diseases through mandatory vaccination of school age children,` said U.S District judge Dana Sabraw of San Diego. He noted in Friday`s ruling that the California Supreme Court had upheld mandatory vaccination for schoolchildren as long ago as 1890."
"Seventeen parents and four anti-vaccine organisations sought an injunction against enforcement of the law."
"Plaintiffs in the lawsuit say 33,000 students in California whose parents oppose vaccinations will be denied enrolment unless they agree to be vaccinated, and argued that they were being denied the right to freely practice their religion. Sabraw countered that their religious right `does not outweigh the state`s interest in public health and safety.`"
See also Jon Rappoport:
"A bill introduced by the notorious Richard Pan, the mover and shaker behind the mandatory vaccination law in CA—this new one, SB18, is a grab-bag of generalities basically giving over care of children to the State."