(PatrioticPost.com)- A federal judge has upheld the University of Indiana’s policy of requiring students to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The ruling came on Monday when U.S. District Court Judge Damon Leichty said that students had not proven that their argument the university lacked a rational basis for the vaccine requirement.
Students from the university claimed that their due process rights under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution were violated by the rule.
Judge Leichty said that there is a “significant liberty interest” that the students retain when refusing unwanted medical treatment, but that nonetheless, the Fourteenth Amendment allows Indiana University to “pursue a reasonable and due process of vaccination” in what he called the “legitimate interest” of public health for staff, faculty, and students.
Judge Leichty added that the university arrived at the decision to mandate vaccination after forming a 15-member committee that included medical doctors to deliberate whether it was a good idea. The doctors on the committee, according to court documents, including experts in the fields of virology, data modelling, public health, “health equity,” and law.
What on earth is “health equity”?
Under the university rules, students are required to take the vaccine unless they can show legitimate medical or religious reasons not to take it. Out of the eight students who filed the lawsuit, six had exemptions and one was eligible to be exempted.
One student who filed the lawsuit said that the vaccine was “too new to be safe” and also objected to the mask-wearing and testing requirements because of the potential for discrimination. But for some reason, this kind of discrimination doesn’t matter to the courts, to Democrats, or to America’s educational institutions.
If you want to get an education these days, you have to abide by the government’s rules on testing, masking, and vaccination. Otherwise, you can legally be discriminated against…