A Seneca County Amish farmer and father of three is suing New York State over its new law requiring all students to be vaccinated before attending school.
The lawsuit, which was filed last month by Jonas Stolzfus, argues that the law is a violation of Amish principals and rights protected by the state constitution.
Stolzfus' children attend a small private school in Romulus where all 24 students are Amish. He says he won't vaccinate his children because he and the Amish faith believe God made children "right and good" and to vaccinate them is to lose faith in God.
The lawsuit seeks a preliminary religious exemption to the ban.
The case is due back in Seneca County Court next week.