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West Virginia lawmakers OK bill drawing back one of the country's strictest child vaccination la

• Associated Press

The bill was approved despite the objections of Republican Senate Health and Human Resources Chair Mike Maroney, a trained doctor, who called the bill "an embarrassment" and said he believed lawmakers were harming the state.

"I took an oath to do no harm. There's zero chance I can vote for this bill," Maroney said before the bill passed the Senate 18-12. The House already approved a version of the bill in February and swiftly approved the Senate bill on Saturday, the last day of the state's 60-day legislative session.