California Bill Would Remove Most Vaccine Exemptions

Democratic-led efforts to ban vaccine exemptions in Oregon and Washington state toppled one after the other last month. Now it's California's turn to try.

Democratic-led efforts to ban vaccine exemptions in Oregon and Washington state toppled one after the other last month amid fervent opposition from parents and anti-vaccine groups who say the bills would have trampled their fundamental rights to decide how to care for their own children.

Now it's California's turn to try.

On Wednesday, a controversial bill proposed by 3 state lawmakers to abolish all vaccine exemptions in the Golden State—except for medical reasons—begins an uphill journey through the Legislature. And many observers wonder if it will encounter a similar fate.

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