Texas Governor Issues Orders Prohibiting Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines for Objectors, Employers

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued executive orders on Monday that prohibits entities within the state from mandating people who object to getting vaccinated from being forced into doing so and another that prohibits employers from compelling workers to get the jab.

“No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19,” the order reads.

While the order notes that vaccines are “strongly encouraged for those eligible,” the language stresses that getting the jab “must always be voluntary for Texans.” 

Abbott has previously issued three executive orders to ban government entities from imposing vaccine mandates and requiring the use of vaccine passports. He considers the Biden Administration’s plan to require employers with 100 or more workers to get vaxxed or provide weekly negative tests, “yet another instance of federal overreach.” 

The order states that the White House is “bullying private entities into imposing vaccine manatees” that have the potential to cause workforce disruptions that threaten Texas’s recovery from the pandemic.

“Countless Texans fear losing their livelihoods because they object to receiving a COVID- 19 vaccination for reasons of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19,” the order continues. 

Abbott wants the order to be considered during the state legislature’s Third Special Session which ends on Oct. 19, and if passed into law, the executive order will be rescinded.   

“The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced,” the governor said in a Monday tweet.



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Joe
Joe
1 month ago

It’s time for other governors around the country to do the same. This tyrant,hidenbiden has over stepped his bounds, and needs to be reigned in.

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
1 month ago

Our Gov. Abbott is leading Texas by the Bill of Rights. The Democrat Crime Cartel is attempting to lead the nation by the Karl Marx/Chairman Mao Global Domination Playbook.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago

although I agree with Gov. Abbott’s statement that everyone should have freedom of choice in their own medical decisions, which is a fundamental right of the USA, I disagree with this “vaccine ” being “safe & effective” There have been over 40,000 people alone in the US that have died after this injection and hundreds of thousands who have had very bad side effects, sorry but to these people and their loved ones it is not “safe & effective”
For a virus with about a 99.6% overall recovery rate

DrBarbara
DrBarbara
1 month ago

The vaccine is NOT safe, NOT effective and definitely NOT the best defense! My God-given immune system is the best defense. The efficacy is laughable, and as for safety~~ the vaccine killed my little sister. She was 58.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago
Reply to  DrBarbara

amen
so sorry for the loss of your sister

TNGram51
TNGram51
1 month ago

How will Abbott keep the federal government from fining these businesses with over 100 employees?

TNGram51
TNGram51
1 month ago
Reply to  TNGram51

This vaccine is a population control. Giving it to children will lessen it more.

Shelley
Shelley
1 month ago
Reply to  TNGram51

Great question. But since Biden has not actually put that into effect, I guess there are no fines yet. He has threatened but they haven’t done it from I have read in different places, as well as businesses not knowing the information either.
It will end up at the supreme court and hopefully they protect our constitution and freedoms and not bend to this communist occupying the White House!

Kathleen
Kathleen
1 month ago

Governor Abbott’s mandate is an actual piece of legislation whereas Biden’s is not. Thank you Governor Abbott!
Southwest Airlines sold its soul…stupid.

Ray
Ray
1 month ago

A little sanity – so welcome.

Casey
Casey
1 month ago

Thank you, Governor Abbott. You are a REAL LEADER and that is rare in today’s elected politicians.

CaptTurbo
CaptTurbo
1 month ago

That’s great but a little late for all the poor buggers that already got poisoned.

Judy Chaffin
1 month ago

Glad somebody has guts. Good for you.

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