We’re in a dangerous spot when seeing your children is conditional on your being vaccinated.
In New York City, a judge has suspended a father’s visitation rights to his daughter “unless he submits COVID-19 tests on a weekly basis or gets vaccinated.” He’s had the virus before, as well.
The key, though, is the judge’s reasoning, which is (let’s say) pretty far from the actual science:
“Here, in-person parental access by defendant is not in the child’s best interests, and there are exceptional circumstances that support its suspension,” wrote Justice Matthew Cooper, according to the New York Post, in a case involving the father’s divorce and custody dispute over his 3-year-old daughter.
Cooper also wrote that that 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.”