By Insight Hour
On Nov. 22, Jackson County Judge Susan Beebe violated Michigan’s vaccine exemption law by ordering a mother to vaccinate her child or lose custody of the two-year-old, plus face jail and fines. The child was jabbed this week with five vaccines over the mother’s objections.
Michelle Cochrane, 20, reported the incident to her physician, Dr. Timur Baruti, who was interviewed by Dr. Leonard Horowitz, Sherry Baker and R.J. Hampton on the Insight Hour radio show.
According to the National Vaccine Information Center, the relevant law is MCL § 333.9215 (2007):
§ 333.9215. Exemption of child; immunization detrimental to health or not appropriate, physician certificate; religious convictions or other objections, parent’s written statement.
(1) A child is exempt from the requirements of this part as to a specific immunization for any period of time as to which a physician certifies that a specific immunization is or may be detrimental to the child’s health or is not appropriate.
(2) A child is exempt from this part if a parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of the child presents a written statement to the administrator of the child’s school or operator of the group program to the effect that the requirements of this part cannot be met because of religious convictions or other objection to immunization.