Not completely vaccinated Maine healthcare workers have petitioned the Supreme Court, saying that this requirement violates their religious liberty rights, seeking the court to reverse a state regulation requiring some healthcare institutions to require its staff be fully vaccinated.
It’s conceivable the Maine case will be different because of its unique features, despite appeals from Indiana University and New York City schools being knocked down by the Supreme Court.
There’s A Chance That All Of The Supreme Court Justices Got Their Shots
For this reason, certain judges may be offended by the religious statements made by some of your workers. An interesting parallel may be drawn with religious liberty concerns during the coronavirus epidemic’s early days when governments adopted strict rules in an effort to slow the virus’ spread before it could take root.
The conservative majority of the court has ruled in favor of religious organizations in similar circumstances.
Maine’s mandatory vaccination program will go into effect on that day. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bans discrimination on the basis of religion in the workplace, and the workers believe that this is a violation of both of those laws. Maine permits for a few medical exceptions, but it does not entertain applications for religious exemptions.
According to court filings filed by Liberty Counsel, the firm representing the workers, Maine has plainly singled out religious employees who reject immunization for religious reasons for, particularly severe punishment. According to Staver’s report, the state of Maine has treated religious workers who refuse immunization for religious reasons particularly harshly. On the other hand, Staver said that the state had “favored and accommodated employees who have decided not to be vaccinated for religious, medical, or philosophical reasons.
According to Staver’s statement, the staff is opposed to vaccines because of how they were developed, examined, tested, and produced or “developmentally connected” to cell lines derived from aborted fetuses.
An argument has previously supported this viewpoint. The Catholic Church and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the church’s ultimate doctrinal authority, have discussed whether or not receiving Covid-19 vaccinations is morally permitted because of their remote link to fetal cell lines obtained from abortions in the 1970s and 1980s.
AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines are generated from aborted cell lines, but the final product does not include any fetal cell material. Pfizer and Moderna tested their vaccines using fetal cell lines, but the finished product did not contain any of the fetal cells that had been used in their creation.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which Pope Francis backed, ruled the injection was morally justified in a memorandum “It is morally okay to obtain Covid-19 vaccines that have been created utilizing cell lines from aborted newborns in their research and manufacturing process,” the statement said.
The medical community, including a physician who has his own private practice in the state, has remained staunchly opposed to the plan, though. The doctor does not wish to get vaccinated, and he respects the views of his colleagues who feel the same way. It’s his contention that if the rule is enacted, he’ll have his license revoked, and his practice would be shut down.