Connecticut lawmakers seek Attorney General’s opinion on religious exemptions for immunizations

Health

Connecticut lawmakers are debating the controversial issue surrounding religious exemptions for immunizations.

They’re now asking the Attorney General William Tong to weigh in.

Leaders in the general assembly want Tong to decide whether it is constitutional, specifically when it comes to eliminating the provision that allows parents to not immunize their school kids based on religious reasons.

Lawmakers are asking for a formal opinion regarding any potential state or federal constitutional impediments.

Some parents believe ending the exemption would infringe on their rights.

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