Fox News, May 26, 2011
In 1999, Madison’s older sister developed autism just months after receiving her state-required immunizations for measles, mumps and rubella.
And so two years ago when it came time for Madison to receive her immunizations, Workman said no. Her elementary school in Lenore responded by barring Madison from attending class. And thus began a two year legal struggle with the State of West Virginia that may very well determine the limits of parental rights in America in regard to vaccines.
Workman says she was shocked when the principal told her Madison had to receive the shots. “Helpless,” she said. “I mean there is no other word for it. I am helpless. I feel forced.”
Workman’s attorney Patricia Finn is an expert in forced vaccination cases and she is outraged. “This is a basic human right,” she said. “To be able to decide what is injected in our bodies, in our children’s bodies, is everything.
Unfortunately, last December, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed, and Finn now is vowing to take the case to the Supreme Court if necessary.
“This is a First Amendment issue. This is a 9th Amendment issue. This is about basic freedom,” she said.