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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    The use of car seats is not controversial. It is controversial to put chemicals into your body. Yes, I do vaccinate because I choose to, but I do not think that should be a forced decision any more that I think circumcision, breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding, putting your baby to sleep on her tummy, or any other parenting choice.
    Maybe today and maybe even not when you were a child, but trust me, car seats were not something many parents wanted for their children, at least not from the point of view of safety. If it is controversial to put chemicals into your body, then I assume you do not take medicine of any kind, or use makeup or hairspray. Hellz, better not eat any tuna. It's got more mercury than vaccines with thimerosal EVER had.

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    I agree with Melissa that it would be a nightmare to actually prove, but in a perfect world, yes, I do think that we should hold parents accountable if their unvaccinated children get another child sick. If choosing not to vaccinate ONLY affected those parents children then I might feel differently about it (although I would still feel furious every time a child died of an easily preventable disease because they were not vaxxed.) But given the fact that vaccinations are not 100%, and some children cannot be vaccinated due to age or illness or other circumstances, when you choose not to vax you aren't just affecting your own children. You are potentially impacting other parents' children, parents who DON'T have a choice. Willfully weakening our herd immunity while counting on it to protect your kids is a terrible thing to do IMO. So yes, I would be quite fine with it if anti-vaxxers could be held legally liable for their selfish and reckless choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    If someone wants to raise their own meat and eat it under cooked that is also their business.


    You are also welcome to go live on your own little island where the Government dictates every aspect of your life.
    Right- because not wanting my kids to contract preventable diseases means that's what I want. Totally. What's your debate point?

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    So are you also going to sue every time someone sick comes near my child. Oh, my child got strep throat last week because she was around someone else who had strep throat, so I am going to sue them? You child gets pink eye at day care, lets sue all of the other parents. Don't forget the flu and common cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    Maybe today and maybe even not when you were a child, but trust me, car seats were not something many parents wanted for their children, at least not from the point of view of safety. If it is controversial to put chemicals into your body, then I assume you do not take medicine of any kind, or use makeup or hairspray. Hellz, better not eat any tuna. It's got more mercury than vaccines with thimerosal EVER had.
    Yeah- that factory meat and that non organic produce is stewing in as many "zomg chemicals" as those vaccines she shot into her kids. But god forbid someone try to MAKE her protect her kids. Then she wouldn't. Because that makes total sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Totally. What's your debate point?
    That the Government or you or anyone else does not have the right to tell me how to raise my child. You have no say on how I raise my child and you absolutely should not be able to sue me because you do not agree with my parenting choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    That the Government or you or anyone else does not have the right to tell me how to raise my child. You have no say on how I raise my child and you absolutely should not be able to sue me because you do not agree with my parenting choices.
    Vaccinating is a public health issue. Not a parenting issue. Again- you comply with car seat laws- do you feel so terribly put upon?

    And pink eye does not kill babies. Pertussis does. Do you support babies dying when they don't have to? Are you seriously so calloused and worried about your special RIGHTS that you would compare a dead baby to a case of pink eye? Cause that's hard core calloused.

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    I think that vaxing for deadly illnesses should be mandatory (mumps, measles, polio, hepatitis etc). If we want to see these diseases disappear it is the only way to do so. I do not think that vaxing for mild illnesses (chicken pox, the flu) should be mandatory. Yes for a minority these illnesses can have complications, but for most people they don't.

    Our school requires vaccination records. No one has questions that the chicken pox and flu aren't included. I suspect they would if measles or polio wasn't.

    I am bothered though, that the adult vaccinations are not part of the vaxing scheme (at least here). There has been a huge Whooping Cough bout here and it has all been adults whose vaccines have worn off. So now there are babes in danger because their adult caregivers are no longer immune. I know many adults who haven't had a tetanus shot in more than a decade. That is deadly, but there is no push to have them done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuchsiasky View Post
    I think that vaxing for deadly illnesses should be mandatory (mumps, measles, polio, hepatitis etc). If we want to see these diseases disappear it is the only way to do so. I do not think that vaxing for mild illnesses (chicken pox, the flu) should be mandatory. Yes for a minority these illnesses can have complications, but for most people they don't.
    As long as it is legal to have exceptions, then if you are legally exempt, there is no way someone should be able to sue you for it.

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    Would you change your mind if there was some crazy outbreak of smallpox, Bonita? It was eradicated decades ago thanks to mass vaccinations. What if bubonic plague made a comeback? You wouldn't want mandated vaccinations?

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