Dozens Gather Outside the General Assembly to Oppose Senate Bill 346

RALEIGH -- More than 50 people stood outside the General Assembly on Tuesday to oppose a law that could remove the religious exemption to avoid vaccinating children.

It's Senate Bill 346, an effort by three lawmakers to tighten our state's vaccination laws.

They say some residents may use the religious exemption to avoid vaccinating their children, but others say they have a right to choose.

"I still believe in the right to choose, when you step outside of your house, when you wake up in the morning, there are risks you are going to take, you get in a car, there is a risk, you get in an airplane, there is a risk. We are all going to be around risks," said Roseville resident Cheryl Sultan.

Two states, West Virginia and Mississippi, recently removed their religious exemptions from their vaccine laws and the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld mandatory vaccinations.

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