According to My Prince George Now, British Columbia may force mothers employed by BC Public Service to pay back up to $50,000 in maternity leave top-up benefits because they are uncomfortable getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccine policy, implemented by Public Service on November 8, 2021, requires all employees without an exemption to receive two doses of the COVID vaccine.

These mothers had no idea that their terms of employment would change while on leave, so forcing them to pay this money back is egregious.

What's worse, these new mothers are now also at risk of losing their jobs for exercising their right to bodily autonomy.

If you agree that our taxpayer-funded politicians must stop this blatant attack on a mothers' right to medical freedom, sign this petition.