- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is proposing legislation that would encourage states to warn parents of the health risks from not immunizing their children.

The Democrat plans to introduce a bill in the U.S. Senate that would provide incentives to states that require parents who want a non-medical exemption from having their child vaccinated to be informed of the risks.

Murphy was scheduled to discuss his legislation on Friday at a news conference in Hartford at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Hospital officials and state lawmakers planned to be on hand to discuss the importance of children receiving vaccinations against highly contagious diseases.

More than 70 people in California and about two dozen in six other states, Mexico and Canada have recently been sickened with measles.

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