03-02-17 – FLOOR SPEECH: Reps. Matt Shea and Laurie Jinkins debate vaccination exemption – House Bill 1432
In rebuttal to Rep. Shea’s speech, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, said, “no right in the Constitution ever has been found to be absolute and without limitation.”
Shea responded, saying, “There are, in fact, rights in the Constitution of the United States, enshrined and protected there. And in the Washington State Constitution. And I quote, ‘An ABSOLUTE freedom of conscience.’ I didn’t write those words — our founders did.”
Majority Democrats rejected Shea’s amendment.
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