Religious exemptions for vaccinations are no longer available. With the start of the US school year, some parents face a reckoning.
Jacquelynn Vance-Pauls, a real estate lawyer in upstate New York, has a 14-year-old son with autism who was recently kicked out of his private special needs school. Her 9-year-old twins and her high-school senior are also on the verge of being expelled from their public schools.
The children did not do anything wrong, nor are they sick. Instead, Vance-Pauls has resisted complying with a new state law, enacted amid a measles outbreak, that ended religious exemptions to vaccinations for
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