A mother no longer has custody of her son after a judge removed it for her refusal to get vaccinated.
Rebecca Firlit thought the virtual court hearing with her ex-husband would be to discuss child support. She was wrong.
According to MSN:
“One of the first things he asked me … was whether or not I was vaccinated,” Firlit, 39, told the Chicago Sun-Times.
She was not, she said, explaining that she has had “adverse reactions to vaccines in the past” and that a doctor advised her against getting inoculated against the coronavirus.
“It poses a risk,” she added.
Cook County Judge James Shapiro then made what the parents’ attorneys called an unprecedented decision: He said the mother could not see her 11-year-old son until she got a coronavirus vaccine.
The father, who is vaccinated, did not even bring the issue before the court, the judge took it upon himself to make that decision.
This is nothing new. Judges in some states have granted lesser sentences to defendants who chose to get vaccinated or even mandated a vaccine as a condition of release.