The Houston nurses fighting their hospital’s vaccine mandate have hit a roadblock this week.
Houston Methodist Hospital has threatened the 117 nurses to either get the Covid shot or get fired, which prompted the nurses’ lawsuit.
The nurses rightfully claim that the hospital is making them “guinea pigs” taking an experimental vaccine.
Jennifer Bridges, nurse and lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, cites how the vaccine isn’t even FDA approved.
Bridges also cites that the vaccine’s lack of FDA approval is justification for refusing the shot.
However, it looks like U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes could care less about medical freedom and individual liberties, as He dismissed the case yesterday.
1/ A US Federal Judge just threw out the case of 117 nurses who sued Houston Methodist for terminating them for refusal to take the experimental, non-FDA approved COVID 19 vaccine. https://t.co/5AKwYONOAE
— Allen West (@AllenWest) June 14, 2021
Shame on this judge and God bless these medical professionals for standing up against this vaccine tyranny.
— Sandy Welch (@Cult45Boomer) June 14, 2021
The lawsuit argues that the mandate violates the Nuremberg Code and US statutes, allowing Americans to say no to experimental treatments.
Nonetheless, Judge Hughes says his ruling is “consistent with public policy.”
Is the new public policy experimental vaccine trials without consent?
Didn’t Nazis force people to do things against their will?
NPR has said Hughes dismisses the idea of comparing mandated Covid shots to Nazi doctors:
The judge also denounced the plaintiffs for equating the vaccine mandate to forced experimentation by the Nazis against Jewish people during the Holocaust. “Equating the injection requirement to medical experimentation in concentration camps is reprehensible,” Hughes said. “Nazi doctors conducted medical experiments on victims that caused pain, mutilation, permanent disability, and in many cases, death.”
Houston Methodist has been among the first hospitals in the nation to require staff to be inoculated against the coronavirus, and the judge’s decision marked an early test of how challenges to similar bans may hold up in the courts.
This decision is unethical and separates the vaccinated against the unvaccinated while giving no regard to personal beliefs or health conditions.
We have a video from WFTX on Rumble with more from the nurses and their lawsuit:
CBS News has more:
A federal judge on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit brought by some employees of a Texas hospital over its requirement that workers be vaccinated against COVID-19, CBS affiliate KHOU-TV reports. Nearly 200 employees at Houston Methodist were suspended without pay last week for their failure to get fully vaccinated, per the hospital system’s requirements.
Of the 178 suspended employees, 117 signed onto the lawsuit, which argued that requiring workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccines “requires the employee to subject themselves to medical experimentation as a prerequisite to feeding their families,” likening them to “guinea pigs.”
U.S. district judge Lynn N. Hughes said in his ruling that claims that the vaccines are dangerous are “false, and it is also irrelevant.” Hughes noted that Texas law “only protects employees from being terminated for refusing to commit an act carrying criminal penalties to the worker,” and that receiving a COVID-19 vaccine “is not an illegal act.”
Hughes also wrote in his ruling that the hospital’s requirement does not violate federal law or public policy, and took issue with the lawsuit comparing the requirement to get vaccinated with Nazi medical experiments during the Holocaust.
“Equating the injection requirement to medical experimentation in concentration camps is reprehensible,” Hughes wrote. “Nazi doctors conducted medical experiments on victims that caused pain, mutilation, permanent disability, and in many cases, death.”
In response to the ruling, attorney and conservative activist Jared Woodfill said, “We took the position that it shouldn’t be dismissed for a whole host of reasons and we believe that forcing an individual to participate in a vaccine trial is illegal.”
“This is the first battle in a long fight,” Woodfill added. “There are going to be many battles fought. Not just in this courtroom, but in courtrooms all across the state. There are battles that are going to be fought in the higher courts, the 5th Circuit, the Texas Supreme Court, even the United States Supreme Court. So this is just one battle in a larger war. It’s the first round, if you will.”
Houston Methodist, which is comprised of one medical center and six community hospitals, had initially offered vaccinated employees an extra $500 back in March. At the same time, the health system was clear that, eventually, the shots would no longer be voluntary. Houston Methodist then set a June 7 deadline for all employees to get fully vaccinated. The health system said all unvaccinated workers will be terminated on June 21.
As of Monday, nearly 25,000 employees had been fully inoculated against COVID-19. Two employees who worked in management chose to leave rather than receive the vaccine. Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse, started a petition against the the policy and is leading the lawsuit against Houston Methodist.
Judge Hughes says the claims in the lawsuit are “false and irrelevant.”
However, Hughes is apparently controversial and has been taken off many cases.
On the Ron Paul Liberty Report, they discuss Judge Hughe’s background, as well as the national implications of this lawsuit.
We have the video below from Rumble:
Will this lawsuit pave the way for more vaccine mandates?
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by 117 staffers at Houston hospital over the hospital system’s coronavirus vaccine requirement for employees, a decision that could have implications in other battles over such mandates. (via The Washington Post) https://t.co/bXnUGgx3lO
— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) June 14, 2021
Judge dismisses Houston hospital workers’ lawsuit
The decision appeared to be one of the first to rule in favor of employer-vaccine mandates
— Allen Medical Intl – Global Leader in Healthcare (@AllenMedicalInt) June 14, 2021
As it stands, the hospital has suspended the nurses until they are vaccinated.
Breaking: Houston hospital system suspends 178 workers for not getting vaccinated.
"I know that today may be difficult for some who are sad about losing a colleague who’s decided to not get vaccinated,” CEO Marc Boom wrote in email shared with The Post.https://t.co/NQ8ArRApFv pic.twitter.com/YcvMjxiS8d
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) June 9, 2021
But the Houston Methodist nurses aren’t backing down without a fight!
These brave nurses also led a walkout on the day of the deadline to receive the vaccine.
They also plan on appealing the decision and say this is far from over.
— News 4 San Antonio (@News4SA) June 8, 2021
Houston Methodist says it is pleased and reassured that a federal judge dismissed the "frivolous" lawsuit over its vaccine mandate.
— Stephanie Whitfield (@KHOUStephanie) June 14, 2021
Houston nurse in Texas lawsuit against hospital shares her perspective pic.twitter.com/AqLVZoBsrL
— jxp220 (@jxp220) June 14, 2021