Should California continue to allow parents to skip vaccines on religious grounds? | 89.3 KPCC

to keep a member of Schilling’s group out of school on the grounds that her religious claim was bogus, the girl’s mother sued and prevailed in court.The Congregation of Universal Wisdom has nearly 12,000 members in 41 states, according to Schilling. Only 66 are from California, though Schilling said that number could grow if California tightens its rules for claiming religious exemptions.Opponents  of religious exemptions point to Schilling’s church as proof that there’s always a way around them. California State Senator Ben Allen said he and his colleagues working on the bill are still deciding what to do, and hope to have a more specific proposal within a couple of weeks.”I think everything’s on the table right now,” said Allen. “We’re looking at everything,” including eliminating religious exemptions altogether, he added.THE BEST SOCAL NEWS IN YOUR INBOX, DAILY.Catch up each morning with KPCC’s Short List newsletter. Sign UpSHARE

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