A judge in Manhattan moved last week to block a father from physically interacting with his three-year-old daughter because he remains unvaccinated.
“Here, in-person parental access by defendant is not in the child’s best interests, and there are exceptional circumstances that support its suspension,” penned Judge Matthew Cooper. “The dangers of voluntarily remaining unvaccinated during access with a child while the COVID-19 virus remains a threat to children’s health and safety cannot be understated.”
The court now requires the parent to either receive the injection or subject himself to COVID tests before visiting the child.
“Unfortunately, and to my mind, incomprehensibly, a sizable minority, seizing upon misinformation, conspiracy theories, and muddled notions of ‘individual liberty,’ have refused all entreaties to be vaccinated,” claimed Cooper.
“It’s an incredibly important one that highlights the extraordinary times we are living in and reinforces that a child’s best interests are paramount,” said the mother’s attorney.
“My client is not a conspiracy theorist,” fired-back the father’s lawyer. “He has concerns about the vaccine. He’s heard about side effects. He once had a bad reaction to a flu vaccine.”
Read the full report at the New York Post.