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“Pro-Life” Dem Louisiana Gov. Signs Executive Vaxx Mandate

Louisiana Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards confirmed this week that he will disregard legislative objections and move forward with requiring public school students in the Bayou State to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

The Washington Times reported that the move would add the COVID-19 vaccine to the state immunization schedule for any age groups for which they have been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, meaning its scope will broaden as the FDA approves the shots for younger children…

To support the mandate, Edwards cited 19 COVID deaths among Louisiana children since the virus reached the United States in March 2020, and claimed no Louisianans have died from the vaccines, despite what he called “misleading and conspiratorial rhetoric” on the matter from committee members.

It remains to be seen how the opt-outs will be honored in practice, but in the meantime Republican state Attorney General Jeff Landry and state Rep. Raymond Crews have filed a lawsuit arguing that the Louisiana Constitution does not allow the governor to make such decisions unilaterally, or the state legislature to delegate to him the power to do so. Read more…

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