Anti-Vaxxers File Class Action Suit Against New York

The Hudson Journal News reports:

Dozens of plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit in state Supreme Court arguing a newly enacted law that ended the religious exemption for vaccinations in New York violates their religious beliefs. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, comes just weeks after a contentious vote by lawmakers approving the end of religious exemptions for vaccinations in the state. The bill was immediately signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Over 1,000 cases of measles have been confirmed nationwide since October, most of which have been in New York — particularly in New York City and Rockland County, home to large Orthodox Jewish communities where some are opposed to vaccines. More than 266 cases of the measles were reported in Rockland County as of last month. The suit was filed by Orange County attorney Michael Sussman and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — a fierce critic of vaccinations.

(Via The Friendly Atheist)