Parents who don’t want the government telling them they have to vaccinate their children rallied on the north steps of the state Capitol Tuesday.

“You can still be pro-choice and pro-vaccination so not everybody here is averse to vaccines or their use,” LeeAnn Ducat of Informed Choice CT and a rally organizer said. 

Lawmakers are debating two bills that would remove the religious exemption to vaccines for elementary school children. The bills have yet to make it out of the public health committee. Gov. Ned Lamont supports the measures.

Read Christine Stuart’s full report at NBC Connecticut

Rally against legislation removing the religious exemption to childhood vaccines. (Christine Stuart / photo)