The unvaccinated woman has been divorced for seven years and splits custody of her 11-year-old son with his father
A woman from Chicago is claiming that a judge stripped her of all of her parenting time with her son until she gets vaccinated. Rebecca Firlit said that Cook County judge James Shapiro decided to strip her of her parental rights over her refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a local report. She claims she does not want to get the vaccine due to previous adverse reactions to vaccines. Firlit has been divorced for seven years and splits custody of her 11-year-old son with his father.
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"I miss my son more than anything. It's been very difficult. I haven't seen him since August 10th," Firlit toldFOX 32 Chicago. Speaking of the judge she said, "He was placing his views on me. And taking my son away from me. Her attorney Annette Fernholz argued, "The trial court clearly exceeded its authority in sua sponte suspending the mother's parenting time when the issue before the court was child support. The father did not bring this issue before the court. The mother did not know her parenting time was being discussed when she went to Zoom court on August . The judge deprived her of notice and a full hearing on the issue. The issue is now before the Illinois appellate court." A spokesperson for Shaprio told FOX 32 that the judge could not comment on the ruling due to the ongoing nature of the case. As for the boy's father, his attorney Jeffrey Leving admitted that while Shapiro's order came as a surprise, they support the decision. "There are children who have died because of COVID. I think every child should be safe. And I agree that the mother should be vaccinated," Leving said.
There is now a push for COVID-19 vaccines to be mandated for children so that they can go to school in person. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, has given the green signal for the mandate. "I believe that mandating vaccines for children to appear in school is a good idea," Fauci told CNN's Jake Tapper on State of the Union. Although there will be a lot of people pushing back on this idea, Fauci believes the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which advises the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will establish a strong benefit-risk ratio for this. Fauci, who serves as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, reminded people that the idea of mandating vaccines for children in schools is nothing new. "This is not something new. We have mandates in many places in schools, particularly public schools, that if in fact, you want a child to come in -- we've done this for decades and decades requiring (vaccines for) polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis," he said. "So this would not be something new, requiring vaccinations for children to come to school."
In most cases, vaccines are already a requirement to register for public school. Why would this be different? It’s shouldn’t even be a question.— JazzAlley **Fully Vaccinated!!** (@JazzAlley03) August 29, 2021