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This year, parents and guardians stood together in opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for children attending Louisiana schools.
As a result of their coming together, the Louisiana Department of Health rescinded the mandate — the mandate was repealed on Tuesday.
In light of this victory for parents and their children, Attorney General Jeff Landry filed a motion to dismiss his lawsuit against Gov. John Bel Edwards (Crews v. Edwards), wherein he sought to have the vaccine mandate enjoined.
In a statement, Landry said:
“Today is the culmination of hard work by so many concerned parents throughout Louisiana. This is the direct result of moms, dads, grandparents and guardians fighting for what is right. I thank Rep. Raymond Crews, Health Freedom Louisiana, the Bayou Mama Bears, Town Hall Baton Rouge, Children’s Health Defense, and all those from across Louisiana that stood with us for parental choice.
“Child medical decisions should be made by their guardians, not the government. I hope this health freedom victory reminds everyone what can happen when we all work together. When citizens are engaged and get involved, their government will listen.”
Some history behind this historic event
In December 2021, I went down to Baton Rouge, Louisiana with the Children’s Health Defense team on short notice to help Health Freedom Louisiana, the physician and nurses’ advocacy group Louisiana for Medical Freedom, Rep. Kathy Edmonston and Landry by supporting testimony opposing the health department’s move to mandate the unlicensed and still experimental Pfizer vaccine be taken by Louisiana school children.
Then last April, Health Freedom Louisiana wrote about their continuing fight to stop the mandates, with a plea for everyone to reach out to state legislators.
I went back down to Baton Rouge in early May to testify in front of a senate committee hearing about vaccine mandates for children, in support of HCR 3, a bill to stop the governor’s mandated COVID-19 vaccination for the state’s schools.
At that time, the bill did pass.
But Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards continued pushing the mandates through the Louisiana Department of Health … until finally, he stopped.
I think we can all take this as a win.
A BIG WIN!
It took a huge effort on the part of Landry, who never gave up, Louisiana for Medical Freedom and Rep. Kathy Edmonston who have continued in this fight to stop the mandates and frankly, so many of us.
Children’s Health Defense and its chairman and chief legal counsel, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., also worked behind the scenes to make this happen.
Thank you, everyone.
One step, one state, one nation — medical freedom. Medical freedom is just part of being free.
Freedom for all was what this great nation was founded on. Never forget.
Originally published on Robert Malone’s Substack page.