Published: Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 6:10 AM Updated: Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 9:16 AM
By Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau
TRENTON — The impassioned debate went on for more than an hour — despite witnesses being limited to only 90 seconds per statement.
But a bill that would allow parents to claim a conscientious objection from having their children vaccinated was firmly shot down Monday by the chairman of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, who called it a “recipe for disaster.”
The debate marked the first time in seven years the controversial proposal was put up for formal discussion in the Assembly, and had appeared for a time to be gaining some momentum.[Continue reading...]