On January 13, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Biden Administration’s unlawful national vaccine mandate.
Six justices on the Court made clear that “Although COVID-19 is a risk that occurs in many workplaces… That kind of universal risk is no different from the day-to-day dangers that all face from crime, air pollution, or any number of communicable diseases.”
The justices ruled that the Biden Administration’s use of OSHA to issue national vaccine mandate “addressing a threat that is untethered, in any causal sense, from the workplace” is without historical precedent and extends beyond the agency’s legitimate reach.
The Family Foundation is proud to have joined with 30 family policy councils in challenging the Biden Administration’s gross overreach and shocking disregard for our constitutional freedoms with a legal brief filed in the case.
The Court was right to reign in the unelected bureaucrats at OSHA and make clear that the Constitution matters—even in the midst of a pandemic. Now, state legislators have the freedom to ensure the Commonwealth’s citizens are protected.
Kentucky’s General Assembly is currently considering several bills responding to various efforts to mandate vaccination and punish those who refuse:
- HB 21 & HB 28 – Prohibit requiring vaccine passports to access
government services, businesses, or schools.
- HB 52 – Prohibits employer vaccine mandates.
- HB 112 – Prohibits vaccination of a minor without parental consent.
- HB 198 – Requires that any employer vaccine mandate include religious, conscientious, medical, and proof of immunity exemptions.
Regardless of our personal stances on vaccines or opinions on these bills, surely we can all agree that violating medical informed consent and religious liberty; along with demonizing and treating the unvaccinated as second-class citizens is a MAJOR problem.
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