Iowa Just Took A HUGE Stand For Religious Freedom!

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It seems only Republican lawmakers are doing working Americans a favor. We never saw Democratic leaders showing empathy to people who are about to lose their jobs because of Joe’s tyrannical mandates.

On Friday, Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law a bill that allows Iowa workers to seek medical and religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccine mandates and guarantees that those who are fired for refusing a vaccine will qualify for unemployment benefits.

Reynolds signed the bill a day after the Iowa Legislature passed it in a one-day special session convened to pass the state’s redistricting maps. The law becomes effective immediately.

In a statement, Reynolds revealed that she is joining a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate for federal contractors.

Many other states like Alaska, Arkansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming also push back against the vaccine mandate to all employees.

Reynolds said in a statement:

“As I’ve stated publicly numerous times, I believe the vaccine is the best defense against COVID-19 and we’ve provided Iowans with the information they need to determine what’s best for themselves and their families, but no Iowan should be forced to lose their job or livelihood over the COVID-19 vaccine.”

protest against vaccine mandates at the Iowa Capitol

Here’s an excerpt from Iowa public radio reports:

Reynolds said in a statement Friday the new law will protect Iowans’ freedom to make their own health care decisions.

According to Republican lawmakers who proposed the bill, employees seeking a medical or religious exemption simply have to state they believe the COVID-19 vaccine would hurt their health or would conflict with their religion. It doesn’t require them to get proof from a doctor or religious leader.

If someone gets fired for not getting vaccinated, the new law will allow them to remain eligible to receive unemployment benefits.

Rep. Henry Stone, R-Forest City, said some Iowans are facing a deadline of getting the COVID-19 vaccine or losing their job. He said lawmakers started hearing concerns from more and more Iowans after the Biden administration announced they would require vaccinations in large workplaces.

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Sources: TheGatewayPundit, Iowa public radio