I don't know about you...but I am getting sick and tired of reading "one-sided" and down right biased articles on Vaccination...and yet I am compelled to not only read them...but to read the comments..which make me sick as both a scientist and a parent.
I don't want to get into statistics or do another pro or anti vaccine article. But what I want to ask is very simple and I have asked before:
"Do you believe in medical freedom?" Its a simple question...but all too often people say...well it is not a black and white issue. YES!!!! I AGREE!!!! So why are they, the media, making it a black and white issue?
I was a pro-vaccination person for most of my life. That is until something changed...which is usually the case. Ten to one most parents that stop vaccinating have had a loved one seriously injured by a vaccine. So when I hear: Parents who don't vaccinate should go to jail...I think: Who will go to jail over my daughter's injuries? Should I go to jail for that? I mean I am the one who blindly followed the doctors directions without questioning....shouldn't I be held liable for that?
But here is my favorite comment from the latest: Guilt people into taking away medical freedom by giving a case history of children who got so-called vaccine preventable diseases:
Maybe we should make a national memorial to all the children who've suffered from vaccination. I'm not being flippant here. These children were/are as much heroes and martyrs as if they'd died on the battlefield. They paid with their health and their lives keeping us safe. The CDC has to be concerned with the greater good, and often even individual doctors forget that there are names and stories behind those "complications." That being said, I think vaccination IS important because, as a historian, I know too much about the Great Epidemics. But is it any consolation to the parent whose child HAS been damaged- the parent who has to visit a grave or change diapers on her/his 24 yr. old son- to be told "Think of those other 999,999 children who WEREN'T harmed." Our goal should be that NO child should suffer any ill effects from vaccinations.
So let us talk about these so-called children who are sacrificed on the alter of The Greater-Good (I so hate that word...greater good...)
For a different perspective on this...Excluding Vaccines...And just talking about The Greater Good...Please watch my Youtube Video below.
"If the State can tag, track down and force citizens against their will to be injected with biologicals of known and unknown toxicity today, there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the State can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow."
— Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder NVIC
****** Side note, I rebuilt my website about five months ago and lost the original "The So-called Morality of the Greater Good" Long version. Luckily...I save just about anything I write (the writer in me) So I am reposting the original right after I publish this one. :)
The Link Will Be Here.