The following is part of a post I created on the blended family forum, but I may end up having to represent myself in court on this case:
"I was served papers to appear in court a week from Tuesday. I am in shock because my ex and I always worked things out amicably and I never had to seek legal representation before. The two issues being brought to court are him demanding my unvaxed DDs get a pertussis shot to protect his wife's baby that is due to be born in a month, and him wanting my oldest to go to public middle school next yr (DDs currently attend a private Montessori school that we mutually agreed on."
I have a lot of evidence for the second issue but I am trying to research the first issue. I should add we are in PA and I have exemption forms that both my ex and I signed, stating our ethical objection (which falls under an umbrella religious exemption in our state). Veganism is not my only ethical qualm with vaxing but it is the most tangible to find evidence for in a hurry. I will also try to state my philosophical reasoning, but I could use some help finding info from neutral sources which state the non-vegan origin of the TDaP vaccine.
I have found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vaccine_ingredients
Clearly the Boostrix brand of TDaP is not vegan, but the Adacel brand of TDaP doesn't contain anything that looks obviously non-vegan. However, I have no idea what a Mueller & Miller medium is--I'm guessing it involves animal proteins of some sort, but googling is not helping me find much info. To make matters worse, I was served these papers while I was literally on my way to FL for a week's vacation. I'm trying to do all this research and try to give my kids a vacation at the same time! Any help would be appreciated!