Several legal challenges to the new state immunization mandate are expected on the heels of infighting among medical experts, nonprofits and celebrities.
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California’s Governor Signs a Law That Makes Parents Vaccinate Their Kids—Regardless of Their Personal Beliefs
Fear of needles is not an excuse.
“It is not only time for a reappraisal of all public symbols that reflect upon the ‘peculiar institution’ of slavery, but also time for removal.”