GOP Ohio Gov Condemns Pending Anti-Vaccine Bill

The Columbus Dispatch reports:

Gov. Mike DeWine came out against a controversial bill that would weaken Ohio’s vaccination laws. On Thursday, DeWine said he opposes House Bill 248 and asked Ohioans to think of the impact vaccines have had on society.

Hearings on House Bill 248 have drawn national attention as advocates have spread misinformation and conspiracies. Testimony from Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, of Middleburg Heights in Cuyahoga County, and nurse Joanna Overholt of Strongsville drew derision and mockery on Twitter and landed in the national press.

House Bill 248 would block employers from mandating vaccinations as a condition of employment and allow Ohioans to skip any vaccination by making a written or verbal declaration and require health districts, schools or other government agencies to let Ohioans know how they can opt out.

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