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Grandparents challenge Kansas child immunization mandate


October 8, 2017

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The grandparents of a 2-year-old Kansas boy have filed a lawsuit alleging the state is acting as "religious police" by requiring vaccinations for children.

Linus and Terri Baker sued the Kansas Department for Children and Families after the agency announced its intention to vaccinate the boy despite the family's wishes, the Kansas City Star reported.

The Bakers have physical custody of the boy as his foster parents. The couple opposes immunization on religious and health grounds. But because the child is in temporary state custody, the department has the authority to m...

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