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What is the ideal punishment

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For refusing to vaccinate your children or yourself?

Ben Carson: No One Has Right to Refuse Mandatory Vaccinations

Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, a possible Republican presidential candidate, is weighing in on the contentious issue of mandatory vaccinations – asserting people shouldn't be allowed to refuse shots on religious or philosophical grounds.

"Although I strongly believe in individual rights and the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit, I also recognize that public health and public safety are extremely important in our society, Carson said in a statement released to The Hill and BuzzFeed News.

"Certain communicable diseases have been largely eradicated by immunization policies in this country and we should not allow those diseases to return by foregoing safe immunization programs, for philosophical, religious, or other reasons when we have the means to eradicate them."

But, he added, "Obviously there are exceptional situations to virtually everything and we must have a mechanism whereby those can be heard."

Carson's comments came the same day two other possible GOP presidential contenders took on the issue – and amid an outbreak of more than 100 cases of measles, affecting 14 states.

During a trip to London, New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie said "parents need to have some measure of choice" in deciding whether to vaccinate their children. 

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 4, 2015 at 2:57 AM
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petitekatie
by Platinum Member on Mar. 4, 2015 at 3:04 AM
I'm not even going to read that.
I'm going to suggest something.
Mandatory seminars for new parents. Whether they choose to vax or not. Answering any and all questions.
Led by doctors, historians, and nurses.
Hopefully that helps parents make informed decisions based on actual medical fact, and not Internet browsing.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 4, 2015 at 3:06 AM

You didn't get enough attention from the POS Bill Gates post?

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