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Politics IU parents protest school's vaccine mandates

00:05  11 june  2021
00:05  11 june  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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Indiana University students, parents , faculty and staff rallied on Thursday, demanding the school drop its mandate that individuals must be fully vaccinated before returning to campus in the fall. Published 5 mins ago. Protest erupts over Indiana University ' s vaccine mandate . 'We want students to realize that they have a choice as to what goes into their body'.

For those enrolled in school , there are many vaccination requirements already in place to prevent the spread of diseases such as polio, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough. All 50 states have at least some vaccine mandates for students attending public schools and even those attending private schools . Razi, who has received other immunizations in the past, said she hasn't decided yet whether she will get a Covid shot. In the meantime, she will be participating in a rally on campus, protesting the school ' s mandate . The political science major from Freehold, New Jersey, is also a

an umbrella sitting on top of a bed: IU parents protest school's vaccine mandates © Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images IU parents protest school's vaccine mandates

Protestors gathered at Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington on Thursday to protest the school's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Demonstrators held the "Rally for Medical Freedom" during a meeting of the IU Board of Trustees, demanding the school completely drop the vaccine requirements.

"We're here today to ask the Board of Trustees to do the right thing," said Ann Dorris, president of the IU Family for Choice Not Mandates, one of the rally's organizers.

"Do the right thing. Stop and rescind all of your mandates," Dorris added.

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Stephanie Deemer, who has three children who will attend the school in the fall, said the issue is at heart "about the right to choose."

"We respect the right to choose to get the vaccine. We want everyone else to respect our decision not to," Deemer said.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has identified 488 public or private college campuses across the country that are requiring coronavirus vaccines for at least some students or employees ahead of the fall semester.

The vast majorities of these schools are in states that voted for President Biden in the 2020 presidential election, it says.

IU first announced on May 21 that it would require its students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated. Students who refused to get vaccinated would be barred from campus.

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If a vaccine permanently damages my children I am responsible for taking care of them for the rest of their life, and therefore it should be my choice and not a State mandate ! My decision to protect my children from the harm of vaccination should not be a determining factor of my child’ s ability to attend school with other kids. Healthy children who are not infected with disease should not be discriminated against. The companies that produce these vaccines are criminal, and I do not trust them with my children’ s health. Mandating and forcing the public to participate in vaccination violates some of the

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita (R) later issued an advisory opinion saying that the school's requirement for people to provide proof of immunization with a specific reporting system violated a GOP-led law that banned vaccine passports.

The university backtracked on its requirement to provide proof of vaccination amid the backlash but is still requiring students to get vaccinated.

Most of the speakers on Thursday expressed fears about the vaccine, while others compared the vaccine requirement to Nazi Germany.

Lucy Brenton, who was a libertarian candidate for Senate against Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), said she is concerned about her child, who is a senior, being unable to finish his degree at IU.

"Unless we have total bodily autonomy, unless you decide what goes into your body... doesn't matter because it's you. You're the one that gets to decide your own body," Brenton said.

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