As parents it is built deep within us to do whatever we can to protect our children, to make sure they feel safe, are healthy, and can thrive in the environment they dance through in this life.
My daughter Emily (name changed for privacy reasons) is 11 years old and is beautiful inside and out. She is the most thoughtful and loving child that I've been lucky enough to know and raise. A few years ago, Emily almost died from a shot of TIG, requiring several minutes of resuscitation and demonstrating an extreme sensitivity. Despite this, her father has sought via the Family Court for Emily to be fully vaccinated, including the new untested Covid vaccine which hasn't been shown to be safe for children, and which has growing concerns for its safety in general. Because of Emily's previous reaction, she has an understandable fear of vaccines due to their similar components and so she is terrified of being vaccinated against her will, and mine. The Family Court's 'solution' to Emily's distress, is to sedate her and give her every vaccine in one go, thus increasing the risks to Emily.
It doesn't matter anyone's views on vaccinations. What matters is that we are given a choice. Safety matters as well, and many are aware of the dangers of giving children every vaccine in one go, particularly if they have had an extreme reaction before. The bias in the Family Court and in the medical world means that there is no liability should Emily be harmed or even killed. It has also meant that not one doctor can speak up on Emily's behalf, without the threat of losing their jobs as a result, even though Emily qualifies for an exemption based on her previous near-fatal reaction. The Family Court always orders in favour of vaccinations, regardless of the risks. This bias is not in the best interests of children with susceptibilities, or who are old enough and mature enough to decide for themselves. And no parent should be forced to take risks such as these against their own informed will.
Emily's non consent and her extreme fears coupled with the increased risks in her situation, have all been ignored by the Family Court who ordered that she be fully vaccinated, including all follow-ups (children receive 69 shots in Australia now). Emily almost lost her life due to ONE shot.
I have learnt recently that Emily has the right to non consent via our Australian Constitution (1901 Section 51 XXiiiA - which states that no medical service may be given by conscription/force), and so I have an appeal in the Family Court as well as an application in the High Court. The High Court are the only court with the jurisdiction to decide on matters involving our Constitution. Anyone who's seen 'The Castle' knows that there is no higher law in Australia than our Constitution ;) The long and short of it is that should our case be successful, we will set a precedent whereby no one can be vaccinated against their express will, and no parent will be forced to take this risk for their child/ren, should they choose not to.
The Family Court have threatened to remove Emily from my custody should I inhibit her being vaccinated, and they have threatened to give custody to her father who Emily is afraid of. This kind of threat is simply because I am trying to protect my child and her rights to bodily autonomy. I am very concerned for my daughter's health and even life, as I'm sure you would be in the same situation.
Emily has written notes expressing her non consent, as well as heart-felt pleas for the courts to respect her right to decide for herself. She has stated how afraid she is. Her own words include, "It's my body so it's my choice." How can anyone disagree with that? The Family Court have ignored Emily's words and pleas, as well as her legitimate fears.
The Family Court appeal and High Court application have large costs associated with them and I would be beyond grateful for any and all help. I have lost my entire life savings fighting for Emily and so am reaching out for help to continue this fight that I will never give up on. We all need to fight to keep our own and our children's rights to bodily autonomy and health and our right to choose, especially in the environment we are all currently, or soon to be facing.
The greatest of thanks for reading my campaign and joining in the fight to protect Emily! (and future generations of our world). X