A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order against New York’s compulsory COVID-19 vaccination policy for healthcare workers.
The ruling is the latest development in a lawsuit filed by 17 Empire State medical personnel.
In Dr. A, et al. v. Kathy Hochul, health professionals, including doctors and nurses, are suing the state of New York for violating their Title VII and Constitutional rights with the Covid-19 vaccination mandate while disallowing religious exemptions.
By order of Judge David Hurd, the state now has until September 22, 2021 to respond.
“For months our clients worked as heroes on the front lines of stopping COVID-19 at great personal and professional risk, only to be nearly kicked to the curb by a flagrantly illegal mandate from constitutionally clueless government bureaucrats,” attorney Christopher Ferrara, special counsel for the Thomas More Society told Newsweek. “New York’s Vaccine Mandate explicitly stripped away health care workers’ clear federal law rights to seek religious exemptions from taking a vaccine they cannot in good conscience accept because of its developmental ties to aborted fetal cell lines.”
The plaintiffs, who are filing the complaint under pseudonyms because of what Ferrara calls, “the fear and loathing of the unvaccinated and the hysteria that surrounds vaccine mania,” are now facing termination from employment, loss of hospital admitting privileges, and the destruction of their careers.