A gaggle of scholars has filed a civil lawsuit in opposition to Creighton College in response to the college’s mandate of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The lawsuit filed by 4 college students on Wednesday alleges that Creighton “refused to think about or grant non secular exemptions” in mandating the vaccine for all college students.
The college introduced July 7 that the vaccine can be required for all college students attending courses or occasions on campus. On Aug. 23, a waiver that allowed college students to decide out of the vaccine was withdrawn after the Meals and Drug Administration approval of the Pfizer vaccine.
College students have been required to offer proof of vaccination by Sept. 7 to be allowed on campus.
Lauren Ramaekers, a Creighton pupil named as a plaintiff within the go well with, is the president of Creighton’s anti-abortion group, College students For Life. In a press launch, Ramaekers stated she is against taking the vaccine “due to the usage of abortion-derived fetal cells within the analysis and improvement of the vaccines.”
In an affidavit filed with the court docket, Ramaekers stated, “…the usage of fetal tissue, fetal cells, or any ‘product’ of abortion within the improvement and/or testing of a vaccine or some other medical remedy, is abhorrent to me. This can be a sincerely held non secular perception, which impacts my ethical and moral views of the world.”