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“I don’t know where she is”: 7-year-old girl kidnapped by her father who does not want her to be vaccinated

For two months, Mariecar Jackson has been trying to find her seven-year-old daughter who she says was taken by her ex-husband to an undisclosed location because he didn’t want the girl to be vaccinated against COVID-19 .

Now the Regina, Saskatchewan-area mother is turning to the public for help in a desperate bid to find the young girl.

“In a pandemic, we just want to be with our family. We just want everyone to be safe and I don’t know where she is,” Jackson told CTV National News.

“It’s not good for a seven-year-old to live in hiding. It just breaks my heart.

Jackson’s ex-husband Michael refused to return seven-year-old Sarah after a visit in November. Mariecar wanted her daughter to be vaccinated; Michael, who is against the vaccine, did not.

Mariecar thinks that Sarah is kept away from other children, that she does not go to school and that she is hiding.

Meanwhile, Michael appeared on a right-wing talk show last week from an undisclosed location to discuss his views against the vaccine. During the interview, uploaded to online platform Rumble, he and the host exchange unsubstantiated and refuted stories about COVID-19 vaccines, including false claims that the RNAM vaccine alters human DNA.

“I’m her father, it’s my job to protect her,” he says in the video.

“Even if there’s a one in a million chance that your daughter might not even die, but there’s a one in a million chance that she might not have a baby, wouldn’t that be enough?”

The missing girl is visible in the background for much of the interview. At one point, the host asks if the girl wants the vaccine, in which case her father points the camera at her.

“It can change your DNA. I don’t believe God wills it. And it can make you sick and kill you,” the girl said.

Saskatchewan RCMP said they are investigating, but would not comment further.

Her mother says she still wants her daughter to be vaccinated, but says her main concern is that she gets home safely. She says she is ready to take the decision to court and let a judge decide.

Lawrence Pinsky, a family lawyer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, says these kinds of vaccine disputes are becoming more common in Canada as the pandemic continues.

“[This] changed over time and became more of a vaccination issue where people are asking the court to vaccinate or ban the vaccination of their children,” Pinsky told CTV National News.

“But the courts have been pretty clear across the country but, particularly in Manitoba, the starting presumption is that vaccination is in the best interests of the child.”

In September, a court case in Saskatchewan involving divorced parents who disagreed on the vaccine issue made national headlines, with the judge ultimately siding with the father, who wanted their 13-year-old daughter years old get vaccinated.

In December, an Alberta judge ruled in favor of a woman who was arguing with her estranged husband over whether their children would be vaccinated against COVID-19, the first such case in the province.

In a similar case in Quebec, a Superior Court judge ruled in favor of a mother who wanted her 12-year-old child vaccinated against the father’s wishes.

“There may be an unusual case where the parent may be able to prove that for the particular child the vaccine is not warranted, that would be extremely rare and you would need to provide strong evidence,” Pinsky said.

“In theory, if you could show a medical reason with particular evidence, there would be a case. Otherwise, the presumption will be that vaccines are in the best interest of the child.

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