Lori Matheson, 37, Michigan, has been engaged in a legal dispute for months with her ex-husband, the father of her 2 year old daughter, regarding the issue of vaccinations. She is a single mother of three children and a social worker who has spent over $20,000 fighting in family court for her daughter to remain unvaccinated. Lori began her research on vaccinations back in 2006 when her oldest daughter was 8 months old. Based on her research and data collected from multiple sources over the past 11 years she has come to the conclusion that her children are predisposed based on their family history, if vaccinated it would most likely trigger an adverse effect in their bodies. In other words the risks outweigh the benefits when it comes to vaccinating her children.
In addition to the health risks, Lori has a strong religious objection to certain vaccinations due to how they are manufactured using aborted fetal cells. In spite of the evidence previously submitted in and outside of family court, Lori’s ex-husband continues to insist that their daughter be fully vaccinated while unconcerned and impervious to the possibility that it could lead to future health problems for his daughter.
So what, right? Millions of people are in and out of family court because of things they can’t agree on when it comes to their kids. This is an everyday occurrence, why is Lori’s case any different than everyone else? I’m glad you asked… This case is being followed on a national level because it poses a few questions:
1) Does a Family Court judge have the right to make a medical decision on behalf of your child? This case is being heard by Oakland County Circuit Judge Karen McDonald- the same controversial judge that recently jailed a mother for refusing to vaccinate her son.
2)Are all vaccines safe for everyone? At the physician’s office where you are treated you will most likely be faced with literature explaining the benefits of getting yourself or your child vaccinated. Where is the literature on the risks and possible side effects? Who should not get vaccinated?
3) Who is legally responsible if you or your child does have a negative reaction that causes permanent damage or death? Yes, I said death from a vaccine. The doctor? Nope. The pharmaceutical company? Nope. The federal government? Maybe, if your case makes it to Vaccine Court (Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims). What’s that? Look it up, be informed.
Something is wrong with this and it needs to be addressed in our country. So much more information has come out of the woodwork in regards to this issue. Lori has been overwhelmed with support from hundreds of people who have family members that have permanent damage caused by a vaccine. They just want to support the Right to Choose whether to vaccinate or not in our country. They want the Truth to be exposed so all parents can make informed decisions before getting their child vaccinated. This case is first and foremost for Lori’s daughter’s health, but now has become so much bigger. She’s come this far and can’t go back now. Lori can’t look in the faces of those families and tell them that she’s going to quit because she’s out of funds. This is where you come in.
Here’s a brief summary of Lori Matheson’s recent court appearances:
Judge McDonald challenged Matheson to bring in an expert witness during a hearing on October 9th, where Matheson shared the strong family history of autoimmune disease and the increased risk of an adverse reaction occurring if her daughter was immunized. With just two days until the hearing resumed, Matheson was able to secure Dr. Toni Bark to testify. Judge McDonald did not feel Dr. Bark was an expert in vaccine injury, despite being published, having been used as an expert witness before in Vaccine Court, having completed a fellowship in Pediatrics, specializing in adversomics, and serving vaccine injured patients in more than 50% of her practice. Matheson objects to the vaccines for two reasons in this case:
1) Matheson has a strong history of autoimmune disease in her family, has had genetic testing done on her daughter, and seeks to have the results read by a professional as recommended by the pediatrician.
2) Matheson considers the use of aborted fetal cell lines in the vaccine manufacturing process against her religious beliefs. To note- these beliefs were challenged and disregarded as a reason to avoid immunization, despite the states religious vaccination exemption law.
This account is set up to support Lori in this precedence setting case. Hearing to resume November 14, 2017. The money raised will be used to retain expert witnesses and legal representation. As I mentioned the case has received national publicity and will continue to be streamed live. Please support Lori and the right to choose! The decision will not only impact Lori's daughter, but millions of children throughout our nation. Medicine is NOT one size fits all. No amount is too small to give, and your generosity is most humbly appreciated.
A message from Lori: "I am not "Anti-Vaccine." I do not judge parents who vaccinate. My stance is that not everyone should be vaccinated (for example: immunocompromised individuals). This is called "Vaccine Choice." If you've ever declined a flu shot or the HPV vaccine, you were able to make that choice. I stopped vaccinating when I read the research on vaccines triggering autoimmune disease with family history and that vaccines are made in huge contradiction to my religious beliefs. I watch my mom barely able to move with RA and my grandmother struggled with Lupus, plus I have an autoimmune disorder myself. Whether you are pro-vax, ex-vax or vaccine choice please support me in protecting my daughter who has a greater risk of harm than benefit from vaccines and my 1st Amendment Right of Freedom of Religion which is being denied!"