Two young boys will receive routine vaccinations, in spite of their mother's wishes, after the High Court ruled that it would not be in the children's best wishes to keep them from being vaccinated.
The mother had told the court she objected to vaccinations because they were not vegan, and that her children's bodies "are as free of toxins as I can possibly make them.”
The boys’ father, who had applied for a court order so his sons could receive vaccinations, described the mother as “obsessive, over-protective and narrow in her views."
Moreover, he said, she had “a suspicion of conventional medicinal methods” and was “even suspicious about the administration of something like Calpol.”
The mother, defending her stance at the Court of Protection in Lincoln, said: "Both children are thriving and have strong immune systems which definitely helps in protecting them from diseases.
"No vaccine is vegan. No doctor will criticise the actions of a vaccine or he or she will be afraid of losing their job.
"It is not natural to be injected with metal elements and as a vegan it goes against my beliefs for my children to be injected with something that is grown on animal cells or something that has been tested on animals."
However, the court ruled against the mother, and both boys will now receive vaccinations against diseases including measles, meningitis, polio and diphtheria.
Judge Mark Rogers told the hearing he had “serious concerns as to [the mother’s] ability to look objectively and even-handedly” at the issue.
"I am truly sorry that the mother will regard the decision as wrong," he added. "but my objective duty is clear."