Another case of the courts considering childrens’ rights to health over one parent’s scientifically baseless and harmful claims.
A western Sydney father has won the right to vaccinate his children after a drawn-out legal battle with their mother, who is strongly opposed to immunisation.
The Family Court rejected the mother’s claims that the children, who will turn 14 and 12 this year, were at an increased risk of experiencing ”vaccine damage” due in part to various allergies she believes they suffer from.
The father, Mr Randall, 52, said during their marriage he agreed with Ms Duke-Randall’s anti-vaccination view ”for the sake of peace in the household” but since their divorce in August 2011, he had come to realise his son and daughter were missing out on extra-curricular activities because they were not immunised.
Some of his relatives were unwilling to have their children socialise with his children and he was worried they would be excluded from school during an outbreak of an infectious disease.
The children were hurt in multiple ways from this stress as the parents fought over other issues including custody and property. Until the hearing was finished, the court restricted vaccination. The mother was concluded to be delaying the precedings in order to continue to delay vaccinations.
Back in October 2013, we had a similar outcome in the U.K. as the above case.
When parents fear vaccines, kids die.