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    Default Judge ordered parents to vaccinate newborn

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/...cinate-newborn

    I am wondering what 'religion' precludes you from vaccinating? I know the Jehovas Witnesses' don't allow blood transfusions, but I am not sure if this would be a similar thing?

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    I wonder if it comes from the bible? I know some people take it uber literally and won't have their ears pierced nor a tattoo:

    Leviticus 19:28 "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord."

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    Yeah Benji, was wondering that too. Would be very interesting to know.

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    Hmm how can a judge do that?
    Don't we all have a right to make that choice for our children?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daysta112 View Post
    Don't we all have a right to make that choice for our children?
    Probably not if they're at a greater risk of contracting hepatitis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daysta112 View Post
    Hmm how can a judge do that?
    Don't we all have a right to make that choice for our children?
    The judge forced the vac because the mother had hepatitis and the child had a 20% chance of contracting the virus which could (apparently a high chance of this happening) lead to very serious health complications for the child in the future. I agree with the judges decision.

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    I agree with the judge.
    If I were to stop giving my son food, I am sure I'll have a judge order against me and have DS taken away from me as it is in DS's best interest. So this is no different.
    The judge has looked what is best for the child's health and interest and not for the parents.
    Also, these parents are willingly putting their child's health at risk and therefore putting an extra burden on a crippled health system as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daysta112 View Post
    Hmm how can a judge do that?
    Don't we all have a right to make that choice for our children?
    Yes but the child also has rights. In this case the judge is the child's advocate and I totally agree with them.

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    I support the decision 100%, I think this situation is very different to your average "I won't be vaccinating" case.

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    From what I just read the child had a 10-20% chance of contracting hep b with a further 25% if they did contract it of getting liver disease or liver cancer. I don't know, doesn't seem like a very strong case to me (over all a 5% chance?) Was she planning on breastfeeding? I read it can be passed on that way as well. I don't know, personally I probably would of given my child the vaccination but I'm not sure I agree with the judge making this decision for that family.

    Eta I am also very uncomfortable with this happening in regards to setting a pretext for other families wanting to make an informed decision in regards to their children. It's a horrible big old can of worms IMO.
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