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NY Assembly passes bill to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccines

Captioning sponsored by Bassett Furniture ((MAUREEN/MON)) THE NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY HAS PASSED A ((MAUREEN/MON)) THE NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY HAS PASSED A BILL THAT WOULD GET RID OF RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS AS AN EXCUSE NOT TO GET A VACCINE. CORINA CAPPABIANCA HAS THE LATEST. “” ” [[PKG]] [[TRACK]] Opponents of ending religious exemptions for vaccines rallied outside of the Assembly chamber saying it’s a civil liberty issue.’ [[SOT]] ((Rita Palma, Children’s Health Defense)) These parents here today believe that it’s a parent’s right to choose to or refuse vaccines for their own children based on faith. [[TRACK]] As of Wednesday the New York Department of Health says there are 336 confirmed cases of measles in the state outside of the City. Senator David Carlucci who co sponsors the bill to end the religious exemptions says it’s time to reverse the trend. [[SOT]]((David Carlucci)) People say I’m healthy, it’s my choice. I can do what I want to do.’ The reality is that why we ask you to get vaccinated is not necessarily just for yourself. It’s to protect those that can’t get vaccinated. [[TRACK]] The Governor has called the issue a public health crisis.’ [[SOT]] ((Andrew Cuomo, Governor)) – I understand freedom of religion. We all do. We respect it. I’ve heard the anti-vaxxers’ theory. But, I believe both are overwhelmed by the public health risk. [[TRACK]] A recent Siena College poll of 812 risk. [[TRACK]] A recent Siena College poll of 812 registered New York voters showed 84 percent of those polled supported vaccination requirements for children regardless of their parents’ religious beliefs. The margin of error for the poll was 4.1 percent. [[SOT]] ((Steven Greenberg, Siena College Pollster)) – If you ask the voters, this is a no-brainer. Absolutely, it’s got support from 85 percent of democrats, 88 percent of independents and 79 percent of Republicans. Across the board support. [[SOT]] – ((Corina Cappabianca, NYS Capitol Correspondent)) According to the CDC, the majority of measles cases in the country are in the state of new york. At the state capitol, corina cappabianca. ” ((MAUREEN/1SHO)) THANK YOU, CORINA. MORE NEWS FROM THE STATE CAPITOL:

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