A Cook county judge is reversing his decision to bar a divorced Chicago mother from seeing her 11-year old son because she isn’t vaccinated against COVID-19…on doctor’s orders.
Cook County Judge Rescinds Ruling Stopping Unvaccinated Mom From Seeing Son https://t.co/oZ90bM9dew
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Judge James Shapiro rescinded Friday’s order against Rebecca Firlit Monday, but gave no reason for the reversal. Shapiro revoked Firlit’s visitation rights earlier this month after she admitted to not receiving the vaccine on the advice from her physician.
Firlit said a doctor advised her against getting the shot due to having adverse reactions to vaccines in the past.
Cook County Judge Revokes Mom Of Parenting Time Because She's Unvaccinated https://t.co/nhzYHyBLXK
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“It had nothing to do with what we were talking about. He was placing his views on me and taking my son away from me,” added the mother.
The judge’s decision raises new concerns over how parents’ vaccine status may be a determinant in other custody cases around the nation as the call for mandatory vaccine passports gain steam.