From the November 2004 Idaho Observer:
Arizona judge amends parenting plan, orders vaccinations
Janet Burton & Family
Arizona judge amends parenting plan, orders vaccinations
Can a judge be unbiased when forced to rule whether or not his own order caused permanent injury to children?
The depths to which people are willing to go in an effort to get what they want seem limitless. Throughout our lives it seems we are continually confronted by those who justify lies, decepetions and coercions (that can include murder) to secure the benefits of whatever material or psychological goal motivates them. The following story, in many ways, exemplifies new trends and deeper depths of selfish motivation in modern America. But, because the moving parties are so thoroughly wrapped up in their own get-over-on-the-other-guy games, they underestimated the strength of a mother whose primary motivation is to protect her children. We challenge the reader to consider the story below and then ponder the implications. They are huge and prove a very important point: The world we want our children to grow up in is only as good as we are.
by Don Harkins
In their efforts to protect two children from family court-ordered vaccinations, Janet and John Burton of Tempe, Arizona, find themselves at center stage in a precedent-setting child custody case. At issue is plaintiff/parent Steven Hutchinson seeking a court order awarding him full custody of two children based on the mother's insistence that they be lawfully exempted from vaccination.
This case is exemplary of a national trend where hundreds, possibly thousands of divorced parents are punished by the state because their ex-spouses choose to use the vaccination issue as a means to gain the custodial upper hand. In many cases, as in the Burton case, one parent may be on record as agreeing with the other parent's non-vaccination position but changes their mind to enlist the court's help in undermining the other's access to the children.
Arizona District Judge Larry Grant of Maricopa county has ignored the Burton's evidence regarding the dangers of vaccines and upheld Hutchinson's desire that five-year-old Greyson and seven-year-old Gwyneth be vaccinated. Judge Grant further defied Janet's well-founded concerns by ordering that Hutchinson may determine what vaccines his children will receive and choose the practitioner who will deliver them.
Judge Grant's order was carried out May 12, 2004. The children were, "...physically restrained and forcefully vaccinated by a reckless, unprofessional 'health practitioner' who administered to them 21 vaccines in less than an hour. This 'kiddie cocktail' of mercury, aluminum, pathogenic viruses and more may have changed the course of my children's lives forever," Janet Burton explained.
Neither Hutchinson nor Judge Grant are licensed to prescribe medication in Arizona or any other state. However, armed with Judge Grant's court order, Hutchinson "prescribed" seven shots (DTaP, IPV, MMR, Hib, Hep B, Varicella and PCV-for a total of 21 vaccines) each for his children.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and its "catch-up" schedule, Gwyneth and Greyson should not have received the Hib and PCV shots because they were both past the age of five years. The osteopath Hutchinson used (who is licensed to prescribe medicines) administered the contraindicated vaccines per the judge's order.
Arizona VacLib Chapter Director Kim Medlin has conducted further research into the vaccines administered to Gwyneth and Greyson on May 12. Medlin has found that four of them came from what are called "hot lots"-batches of vaccines known to be causing unusually high numbers of adverse reactions. One of the vaccines is known to be contaminated with bovine spongiform encephalitis-also known as "mad cow" disease.
The Burtons have noticed that Gwyneth and Greyson's personalities have changed since the severe assault of 21 vaccines May 12 and that they are both more sickly. Janet believes the court is getting ready to order that her children be subjected to another round of vaccinations. Several qualified physicians have commented that the first round of vaccinations appear to have caused damage to these two children and concur that additional vaccinations at this time would do more harm than good.
Since this case was initiated by Hutchinson last March, Janet has forced the court to review much evidence regarding the dangers of vaccines. They have also enlisted the support of Drs. Muhammad Al-Bayati, Russell Blaylock and William Rae. Judge Grant has demonstrated that he has considered the information provided by Janet when stating for the record that he could not support their position because it would be an admission that, by recommending and ordering vaccines as a policy, the state of Arizona has been engaging in child abuse for decades.
The evidence supports Janet's claims that Hutchinson's actions are purely vindictive and that he is using his children to punish his former wife for divorcing him last year. "This is the same man that just a few years ago sat me down in front of a computer monitor and proceeded to navigate around various websites in an effort to educate me on the hidden truths about all the risks and cover-ups associated with the 'experimental' surgical procedure we all loosely refer to today as childhood immunizations. Of course, as informed, responsible co-parents, we jointly agreed not to vaccinate our children. We made this decision and many other decisions such as birthing our children at home, breastfeeding each baby for a full year and a half and following up with a healthy, organic food plan thereafter. We also agreed that no pharmaceutical medications were to be given and, for certain, we would not mindlessly entrust our children to ignorant, drug-pushing doctors. All of these decisions seemed to serve our two children well as they truly epitomized wellness, vitality and brilliance. Both their father and I were proud of the positions we had taken on issues that pertained to our children's health and well-being and agreed to continue with what had worked (holistic methods of treatment) for our perfect children when we divorced. Together we outlined our beliefs concerning alternative methods of treatment for our children and made this part of our Parenting Plan-which is on file with the courts to this very day," Janet explained.
Among the documents before Judge Grant are reports of increased risk of adverse reactions in children who receive multiple antigens and letters stating that Gwyneth and Greyson are showing signs of vaccine damage. The Burton's attorney Wallace Nichols is orchestrating a legal strategy intended to spare Gwyneth and Greyson another round of court-ordered vaccinations.
In the process of this child custody case being decided by Judge Grant, the court will be forced to consider the validity of state-recommended vaccination schedules against published science and the expert testimony of qualified neuroscientists, pathologists and medical doctors. And, if the Burtons are able to arrange for her children to undergo a full medical and biochemical analysis by Dr. Rae at the Environmental Health Center in Dallas (EHCD), Judge Grant will be forced to consider the possibility that vaccinations he ordered to appease the wishes of a man seeking retribution on his former spouse have caused two innocent children to suffer permanent injury.
The move will also force Hutchinson to legally "trump" the Burton's medical evidence of vaccine damage by entering into the record an expert second opinion contradicting the findings of Dr. Rae's EHCD. Burton supporters believe Hutchinson will not be able to discredit the pending EHCD report.
"I will take this case as far as it will go," commented Janet who understands the huge implications this case will have in child custody disputes all over the nation.
The EHCD and the work of Dr. Rae in the field of environmental toxicology has come highly recommended by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny and others. The cost for the series of tests to be run on both children is estimated at $3,000. Supporters are willing to supply room and board for the Burtons during the four days they will be in Dallas. The Burtons can use our help in this matter as attorney fees and lost wages are causing them to experience a significant degree of financial hardship.
Dr. Rae and the staff at EHCD have excellent credentials and utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and procedures to arrive at scientifically sound conclusions that stand up in court. To find out more about EHCD, the services it offers and references, go to www.ehcd.com
Vaccination Liberation, a national grassroots volunteer association, sees the huge implications of this case and has forwarded a $100 donation to the Burtons to help cover the cost of testing. Vaccination Liberation also requests that medical practitioners nationwide match their donation to this worthy cause.
For more information, contact Janet Burton at 480-785-4846.
The mailing address for donations and correspondence is:
P.O. Box 12042, Tempe, AZ 85284
Caption:Janet Burton with daughters Rachel and Rebekkah; husband John is holding Greyson as the family poses for the camera before Gwyneth's dance recital. This photo was taken before the family was forced to accept a tragically ill-advised judge's order.
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