An Orlando-based Christian ministry group has breathed new life into a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Coast Guard personnel who allege the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate violated their constitutional rights.

Liberty Counsel filed a motion in the Middle District of Florida on July 27 to amend a previous complaint on behalf of Coast Guard members who argue that they should be granted a religious exemption to the vaccine mandate. The plaintiffs have refused the injections based on religious concerns that the COVID-19 shots have been associated with aborted fetal cells, according to Liberty Counsel.

“What the judge (Steven Merryday) wanted to do is to separate all the different branches of the military categories out, and he also wanted to add some local plaintiffs that would live in Tampa or have connections with the Tampa district,” Mat Staver, the lead plaintiffs’ attorney in the case, told the Florida Record.