NZ Baby Placed Under Medical “Guardianship of the Court” After Parents Request Unvaccinated Blood For Surgery

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The Auckland High Court ordered the removal of a 6-month-old boy from the custody of his parents who were requesting blood from unvaccinated donors before undergoing corrective heart surgery.  Health authorities deemed the request impractical and unnecessary, although the parents had found willing unvaccinated donors.  The baby will be under medical “guardianship of the court” until the “completion of his surgery” and recovery.  The court’s ruling stated the parents will remain custodians “for all other purposes” and will be “informed at all reasonable times of the nature and progress of Baby W’s condition and treatment.”