Court Axes Nation’s “Most Extreme” Anti-Vax Law

ProPublica reports:

In a victory for public health advocates, a federal judge in Montana has blocked the state from implementing a law that would make it illegal for hospitals to ask employees if they are vaccinated. The measure, which passed last year, was the country’s most extreme anti-vaccination law.

Health care providers in Montana had sued the state over the law, arguing that it violates constitutional protections for disabled Americans. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy agreed with them.

His ruling permanently enjoined the state from implementing its law in any health care facility. The legislation covered not just COVID-19 vaccines but any vaccines, including childhood immunizations for mumps, measles and rubella.

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Photo: Rep. Jennifer Carlson, the bill’s author.