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Vaccine Religious Exemption Fight Turned Away by Supreme Court

March 7, 2022, 2:55 PM

A mother’s fight to shield her daughter from vaccinations on religious grounds won’t get Supreme Court review, despite pleas that the case is nationally important amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Albena Ammann moved for custody over her daughter after her ex-husband began “clandestinely” vaccinating their child for DTaP and other pre-pandemic shots, according to a Supreme Court petition filed in late 2021. But ex-husband Marc Ammann fought back and won, with a New Jersey trial court doubting the sincerity of the mother’s religious convictions against vaccines.

The Justices’ decision not to take the case marks a missed opportunity to consider whether ...