New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed a medical freedom bill, prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine mandates for public facilities, benefits, or services.
The legislation asserts, “Every person has the natural, essential, and inherent right to bodily integrity, free from any threat or compulsion by government to accept an immunization.” However, the law does not prevent institutions from mandating the vaccine for students and staff.
Republican lawmaker and sponsor of the bill, Timothy Lang, said, “This new law says that the State cannot mandate vaccinations, nor can State Government set rules to participate in society based on an individual NH Citizens private medical status.” Governor Sununu has previously expressed support for the COVID-19 vaccine, saying, “We have the power. All of us have that individual power to really beat this virus back, and you do that with the vaccination. It’s safe.”
However, his pro-vaccine stance did not stop him from supporting the medical freedom of his constituents. As the allegedly highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant spreads across the country, lawmakers are increasing vaccine awareness and enforcement with controversial policies.
ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO
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