The Chicago mother filed a lawsuit after a judge removed custody of her son after learning she had not been vaccinated.
Rebecca Firlit told FOX32 that Cook County Judge James Shapiro blinded her 11-year-old son when he was stripped of custody in a child support hearing because he didn’t not been vaccinated with COVID-19. paddy field.
“I miss my son more than anything else. It was very hard. I haven’t seen him since August 10, ”said Firlit in tears.
“I miss my son more than anything else. It was very hard. Haven’t seen him since August 10, ”said Firlit (pictured) in tears.
Farrit, divorced for seven years, shares custody of his 11-year-old son (who took a photo with him) with his father
She said she made a decision in a court hearing on Aug. 10 via Zoom, along with her ex-husband, who now shares custody of her son after he divorced seven years ago.
Firlit abandons her all because Judge Shapiro asked FOX32 about her vaccine status and said she had not been vaccinated with COVID-19 because she had had a bad reaction to the vaccine in the past. This led to Shapiro’s decision. Parenting time with her son until she is vaccinated.
Firlit currently has a court order saying the judge has no right to deny her the right to raise her daughter just because she has not been vaccinated and he believes in her. Is attractive.
Rebecca Firlit told FOX32 that Cook County Judge James Shapiro (pictured) had taken custody of her 11-year-old son because he refused to vaccinate.
Firlit is currently appealing a court ruling, saying judges have no right to deny them their right to raise children just because they haven’t been vaccinated.
“It had nothing to do with what we were talking about. He gave me his opinion and kept his son away from me, ”said Farlit.
Judge Tim Evans and a spokesperson for Judge Shapiro told FOX 32 that due to the ongoing nature of the case they were unable to comment on the judgment and did not have a set time. . When the Court of Appeal rules.
In a statement, Farrit’s lawyer Annette Fernholtz told Fox News that Farrit was surprised as Shapiro’s decision was supposed to be a child support hearing.
“The trial court was clearly beyond its power to suspend childrearing hours when the issue in court was child support,” Fernholtz said.
“The father did not take the case to court,” the statement added. “My mom didn’t know parenting time was being discussed when she went to Zoom Court in August. .. The judge robbed him of notice and a full hearing on this matter. This issue is currently being heard by the Illinois Court of Appeals.
Since the decision two weeks ago, Firlit has said he has not had physical contact with his son.
“I think it’s wrong. I think the family is separated and I don’t think it’s in the best interests of the son to leave the mother, ”Farlit said.
His father’s attorney, Jeffrey Leving, was taken aback by the judge’s decision, but said he would support the decision to protect his son.
“There are children who have died from COVID. I think all children should be safe. And I agree that mothers are vaccinated, ”said Lebbing. Said to.
Children can be infected with COVID-19 and infect others with the disease, but they tend to be less sick.
In fact, recent studies have shown that innate immunity against previous COVID-19 infections may offer stronger protection against Indian “delta” variants than immunization from a full vaccination.
As of last week, more than 180,000 children tested positive for COVID-19, up 50% from the previous week, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Thousands of children were already quarantined due to infection or exposure to the virus during the opening week of the school year, and some schools had to be closed.