A woman in the UK has lost her court battle to not have her children vaccinated after a High Court judge ruled that preventing them from being vaccinated was not in the childrens best interests.
The woman refused to have her children vaccinated on the grounds they were vegan, like her, and she fed them only natural products so as to keep their bodies as free of toxins as I can possibly make them.”
However, the father applied for a court order to get his sons vaccinated, citing the safety of his children first and calling the mother obsessive,overprotective and narrow in her views.”
He told the court she had a suspicion of all conventional medicine and used an example of her not allowing the children to take paracetamol-based medicine, like Calpol, specifically designed for children.
She defended her beliefs, telling the court: “It is not natural to be injected with metal elements and as a vegan, it goes against my beliefs for my children to be injected with something that is grown on animal cells or something that has been tested on animals.”
She also suggested doctors dont criticize vaccines as they’reafraid of losing their jobs and that her boys had strong immune systems that would help protect against diseases.
Of course,being vegan doesnt necessarily mean abandoning modern medicine, with the diet often cited as anenvironmentally sustainable optionto help slashplanet-warming emissions. But as with anything, the topic is far from settled, with certain foods like palm oil attached to heavy deforestation.
Judge Mark Rogers upheld his decision that the children should be vaccinated under the 1989 Childrens Act that allows judges to overrule parents decisions if their welfare is at stake. He pointed out that the mother couldnt find a doctor to support her views in court and told the hearing that he had serious concerns as to [the mothers] ability to look objectively and even-handedly at theissue.
“I am truly sorry that the mother will regard the decision as wrong,” he added, “but my objective duty is clear.”
The children will now receive vaccinations against polio, measles, meningitis, and diphtheria.
An estimated 3 million childrens lives are saved each year by vaccinations, but sadly 2 million children also die from easily preventable diseases due to not being vaccinated. So if you still need a reminder, no, vaccines do not cause autism. Even the National Autistic Society, the biggest autism charity in the UK, thinks its about time we stop wasting energyon something that’s long been debunked.
And if youre still on the fence, read this heartbreaking letter from a mother who eloquently explains why your misinformed decision doesnt ever just affect you.