Support Ontario Arbitrator who sides with Parent who Chooses not to Vaccinate Children

Support Ontario Arbitrator who sides with Parent who Chooses not to Vaccinate Children

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Show your support for Dr. Shiv Chopra, Dr. Toni Bark, Herschel Fogelman, the Mother and her Attorney

Herschel Fogelman, a family law arbitrator in Ontario, is under attack after deciding in a mother’s favor, upholding her decision to not vaccinate her children.

Complete the easy and quick online letter of support on this page to indicate that you support Mr. Fogelman’s decision to allow expert testimony from Dr. Shiv Chopra and Dr. Toni Bark, for reinforcing the science of neurological damage noted by manufacturers during clinical trials and in practice by a multitude of medical practitioners, and for refusing to allow children to become collateral damage in their parents marital dispute.

Your online letter will automatically be emailed to Herschel Fogelman, the arbitrator in this case, as well as the attorney of the mother. Your letter of support will provide them much needed encouragement in the midst of the harassment they’re receiving, and could become evidence of public support in the event this case continues beyond the arbitration decision.

Brief Case Overview

As reported in the National Post: “A family law arbitrator has upheld an Ontario mother’s refusal to have her children vaccinated… the Toronto-based arbitrator also directed the father — who had requested an order forcing the kids to be immunized — to pay $35,000 of his ex-wife’s legal costs.”

Herschel Fogelman, in his arbitration decision last year, wrote: “Choosing not to vaccinate is not illegal, negligent nor immoral. It is a personal choice… I am unable to find any risk to (the children) if they remain unvaccinated. Further, I am satisfied on the evidence the vaccines may pose additional risk to them.” Though he’s not a judge, Fogelman’s decision is binding.

The National Post article continues: “In fact, while the case was being heard, both children contracted whooping cough — or pertussis — one of the diseases covered by standard childhood vaccinations. Arnaud Presti, the father, said his new partner was pregnant at the time, and had to receive a pertussis booster due to the potentially deadly effect whooping cough can have on newborns.” We won’t weigh in on this paragraph, we’ll let you do the math.

The arbitrator in this custody case was charged with receiving testimony from both parents and witnesses from both parties, deliberating and reviewing those testimonies and any evidence they presented, and then arriving at an appropriate remedy between the two parents. He spent 10 months vetting testimonies before deciding in the mother’s favor.

Since the arbitration decision, Arnaud Presti, the father, launched a media campaign, which has resulted in a surge of harassment from vaccine mandate proponents directed at his ex-wife, her attorney, the case arbitrator, and her expert witness Dr. Toni Bark.

Recent Media Coverage

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is a way to resolve disputes outside the courts. The dispute will be decided by one or more persons (the “arbitrators”, “arbiters” or “arbitral tribunal”), which renders the “arbitration award”. An arbitration award is legally binding on both sides and enforceable in the courts.