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If you were moving to a new state and were choosing between one with all 3 vax exemptions but rigid HSing laws and another state with liberal HSing laws but no philosophical vax exemption which would be more important?<br><br>
Assuming that both issues are important to you.
 

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That's kind of a tough one. I mean at first glace I would say more relaxed homeschooling laws because that has the potential to complicate your life at regular intervals. Plus if you were homeschooling, the one exemption for vaxing probably won't be as much of an issue.<br><br>
My state supposedly has more relaxed homeschooling laws, but only a religious exemption for vaxing. That is actually a concern for me since I'm not homeschooling, and I don't want a fight on my hands trying to get my younger dd into school. But I have friend who just had to sign a waiver and it wasn't a problem for them, so I am hoping it will be that way for me.
 

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good point regarding if you are HSing you probably don't have to worry about the vax laws.
 

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I think I remember that in at least one state with no philosophical vax exemption, you may file a religious exemption without giving any detailed info about the religion you may or may not be affiliated with. That could be worth looking into...
 

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i guess it would depend on what i considered ridgid homeschool laws. so many people from out of state look at my state hs laws and think they are way too strict (WA if you care), and really they are pretty easy, just worded poorly.<br><br>
for me though, i think i would make sure on the vax laws. they tend to be the worse of the 2, and i never know what the future may hold, so if i do by chance need the school system (public or private) i want the vaxing laws to be in my favor.
 

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I'd go with the more relaxed homeschooling laws. I live in a state with no philosophical exemption, and using a religious one is usually no problem (you don't have to state your religion or anything). Plus, if you're homeschooling, you won't encounter a whole lot of vax issues.
 

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The homeschool laws would be more important to me. Mostly because if your kids are homeschooled than the vax law would rarely apply to them. Plus as long as there is a religious exemption then you should be able to get that.
 

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it's a gamble. if a vax 'emergency' DOES arise, then that really does suck harder than having to do some paperwork or make your kids show up for some stupid government test.<br><br>
it depends on HOW bad the homeschool laws ARE. in IN, the homeschool laws are great, we lack a philo exemption. this is fine for me, so far.<br><br>
in a real time sense, i say go with the better HS laws. in a 'what if?' sense, i go with better vax laws.
 

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Philosophical exemtion isnt as important as the religious one to me as thats the one we use.<br><br>
Hsing laws are important. We moved from a very easy state to one that not bad but not pleasant either.
 

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Yeah, I'd go with the easier HSing state. We have all 3 exemptions here, and even though my objections are mainly philosophical I would claim religious anyway; from what I understand it's a lot 'safer'.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The homeschool laws would be more important to me. Mostly because if your kids are homeschooled than the vax law would rarely apply to them. Plus as long as there is a religious exemption then you should be able to get that.</div>
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Some states DO actually require HSed kids to be vaxed or produce a medical or religious exemption - Iowa being one of them.
 

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I think the more lax HSing laws are more important, especially when you plan on HSing. The vaxing won't be as much of an issue, if you're HSing. But, dealing with gov't regularly over HSing would suck. And, here in NC, even though there's no philisophical exemption, all you have to do is sign a form saying it's against your bona fide religious beliefs to vax, and that's your exemption. No approval or anything, you just hand it over to any place that wants immunization history.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's kind of a tough one. I mean at first glace I would say more relaxed homeschooling laws because that has the potential to complicate your life at regular intervals. Plus if you were homeschooling, the one exemption for vaxing probably won't be as much of an issue.<br>
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That's what I was going to say. At least the vax would be a one time hassle (if at all) rather than a yearly hassle like it would be with homeschooling.
 

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Can you say which state it is that has tough hs laws? Because, as stated above, some states look tough on paper but really aren't
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">good point regarding if you are HSing you probably don't have to worry about the vax laws.</div>
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I'd rather deal with my doctor about the vaxes and not have the state breathing down my neck about homeschooling.
 
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