‘I Feel Violated’: Mother Sues D.C. Doctor Who Gave Children COVID Jab Without Consent
A mother is suing a D.C.-based doctor for giving her two children the experimental COVID shot without her consent.
NaTonya McNeil’s attorney filed a lawsuit last week at the Superior Court for the District of Columbia against Dr. Janine A. Rethy seeking damages for false imprisonment, battery and fraud.
According to the complaint, McNeil took her two older children, ages 15 and 17, to a mobile clinic operated by Georgetown University on Sept. 2, 2022, to complete a required annual physical exam for the 2022-2023 school year.
The lawsuit alleges Rethy, director of the mobile clinic, held the children in the examination room longer than necessary for a regular check-up and vaccinated them against COVID-19 over their objections and without consulting their mother.
In order to attempt to obtain the children’s consent — which they are not legally able to provide without a parent or guardian — the doctor falsely informed the children the COVID-19 vaccine was mandatory for school attendance and told them they could not lawfully decline it if they wanted to attend school.
The children told their mother that Rethy pressured them into taking the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, claiming it was legally required to attend school.
“When she had the needle in her hand and she was coming towards me, I backed up and I asked her what is that needle, and she said it was the COVID shot and I…told her I didn’t want it and she said, ‘Well it is mandatory, you have to get it in order to go to school,’” the daughter said.