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Healy v. United States Coast Guard

Last Updated 7/21/2022


The United States Coast Guard, which requires personnel to be vaccinated against a variety of diseases,refused to grant a religious exemption for Officer Joseph J. Healy, a Catholic. Two of the required vaccines are derived from cells taken from the lung tissue of a child electively aborted at 14 weeks gestation, then dissected. ADF attorneys filed a lawsuit on behalf of Ofc. Healy in 2009.

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