December 23rd, 2003


judge bars forced anthrax shots, for now

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon must stop forcing servicemen and women to take the anthrax vaccination against their will, unless President Bush signs a special order, a judge ruled Monday.

Millions of shots have been given and hundreds of service members have been punished for refusing them since the mandatory vaccinations started in 1998.

The judge ruled that the anthrax vaccinations fell under a 1998 law prohibiting the use of certain experimental drugs unless people being given the drug consent or the president waives the consent requirement.

Collapse ) -- Associated Press

Of course, it won't be long until Bush signs such an order. When it comes to a choice between the people's interests or Coporate America's, we all know which is more important to him.
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