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Thursday, October 20, 2005

First off, this is not an attack aimed ONLY at the Amish, but rather at those religious zealots who think their theology should be imposed on their own children unchecked by any state responsibility in making sure children are kept safe


Fifth Amish Child in Minnesota Has Polio


State epidemiologist Harry Hull last week said he expects more cases of polio infection to turn up as community members are tested. Most were never vaccinated.

One of my absolutes in this country and in this life is this

If you're an adult and you want to refuse medical or life-saving treatments for yourself, then that decision should be upheld by the Government & society

But that religious freedom does NOT include the right to place childrens lives at risk because of lack of vaccinations or proper medical care & treatments

If that's the case, then the state not only has the right, it has the responsibility to ensure the child is given every fair shot at life

If that means keeping the parents physically apart from the sick child, then the quicker the split, the better chance the child has to live

Obviously, the older the child is, the more weight their beliefs should be given

But I have no patience for those so willing to sacrifice a child's life in the name of their religion or theology, not a bit

3 Comments:

  • I agree with you on this one, except that I'm not sure what age would be best to allows those kinds of decisions.

    As a teenager you make choices that later in life you may regret. As a young adult, same thing. I guess an age would be chosen and hopefully no regrets would come, from anyone.

    I fully think a parent is responsible for seeing their children get the best in life, best food, best clothes, best medical care. Note I did not say most expensive, I said best. Best as in best for them, healthy fresh food and good clean, warm clothes and even if medical practices are not what a parent wants for themselves, their kids should get at least the minimum, shots against childhood diseases, and checkups to keep them healthy. When they come of age, they decided what to do with their own bodies and health.

    By Anonymous Airyana, at 8:13 AM  

  • Diseases that were at one time leading causes of death in children, were wiped out because of the development of vaccines. Any parent that decides their child does not need such vaccines is not only risking their child's life, but every child that comes in contact with that child. I knew quite a few people growing up that had contracted polio and I would not want to see any child or adult have to ever live with that again.

    By Anonymous Elvira, at 6:44 PM  

  • First off, I must say I agree with you on most of the posts here, but this one is hard, because look at who is making the vaccines, and look what they put in them .

    The UN affiliated company that is the sole maker of vaccines for the military, Dynacorp, was busted kidnapping girls in europe for sex trade in asia....

    mercury is used in vaccines. Autism anyone .......

    also, they have found monkey virus in certain vaccines.

    I personally regret that my parents felt pressured into giving me experimental injections by mad scientists.

    Im not saying that vaccines arent or couldnt be a good thing, but there needs to be better quality control and transparency with regards to testing and studies.

    just my opinion,

    peace

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:03 AM  

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