A federal judge on Friday blocked a law in Washington DC that would allow children to be vaccinated without their parents’ consent.
The DC Council passed the Minor Consent to Vaccine Amendment Act in 2020, which allows children under the age of 11 to be vaccinated without the knowledge of their parents – or without their consent if a provider decides they are able to consent.
DC District Court Judge Trevor N. McFadden said Friday that the law violates parents’ religious freedom.
In response to two lawsuits filed against the law, McFadden granted a preliminary injunction.
As reported Just the newsThe first lawsuit was filed by a DC father with a 13-year-old boy who was suffering from treatment problems caused by previous vaccinations, including autoimmunity and asthma.
The father said his son was isolated for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and that the district had created a “pressure-cooker environment, tempting and physically manipulated.” [their minor children] Disregarding their parents and getting vaccinated against their parents’ wishes. ”
Another parent said her teenage daughter tried to get vaccinated without her permission so she could attend summer camp and college of her choice.