Hypothetical "What would you do?"

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Registered: 08-09-2009
Hypothetical "What would you do?"
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Wed, 09-09-2009 - 5:53pm

This question is for those parents that have chosen not to vaccinate based on information they have read on the interwebz.

What would you do if your child caught and died or was permanently disabled from a disease that they were supposed to be vaccinated against early in life?

Who would you blame? Would you try to sue someone?

I'm not trying to flame anyone for their choices, but I've always wondered this "what if". Just as I'm free to choose to vax my child, everyone else is free to not to.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 7:06pm

Let me break it down for you one more notch Serenity, given that you're relatively new, on the opposition side of the majority and are sticking around (BTW, I love that).

Rands

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Thu, 09-10-2009 - 7:09pm
I was thinking about that when I was typing out the post. The vaccine companies probably never have to pay compensation because it is a parent's choice the majority of the time to choose whether or not to vaccinate their child so the liability would lie with the parent. However, I think that's a load of hooey because a pharma company shouldn't make sunshine and rainbow promises to parents without emphasizing the dangers as much as the pros.
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Thu, 09-10-2009 - 7:13pm

I'm asking an honest question here, but what all do you know about GBS? I see a lot of women post about it like it's an STD and that there are only "certain" ways you can catch it and it isn't like that at all.

Lol it's probably the one thing I've researched extensively because I actually have/had it and had it when I was pregnant.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 7:14pm
Here's the kicker.

Rands

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Thu, 09-10-2009 - 7:22pm

I seem to be in the minority wherever I go it seems like, lol. I am anti-circ, but I respect other's decisions to circ. Same with politics, breastfeeding vs formula feeding, and other "debates" in life. I did come off a bit rough when I started, but I definitely like this group and have a lot of respect for the vast majority of you (simply because I haven't read much from the rest).

I realize the tough decision it is to do the research and despite the dangers of our kids catching a disease we try to prevent with vaccines. I also like those that have decided not to vax to understand that there are pro-vax parents that have done that same research and the decision was just as hard to choose to vaccinate their child knowing all the dangers associated with vaccinating. Parenting just isn't easy lol.

And did someone really use the Jenny McCarthy line?

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Registered: 08-09-2009
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 7:30pm

Honestly, our court systems have never made sense to me. What good is a justice system that allowed a criminal to sue a victim because he "slipped and cut himself" while robbing a house.

The one good/bad-in-a-way thing that's been done right was the Castle Law.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 8:27pm
I know about GBS through mainly the anthrax vaccine. Not directly; but indirectly. As a veneran/military advocate I"ve spoken with more spouses/parents/patients than what I care too that suffer with that syndrome.
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Rands

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 8:43pm

wrt to Jenny, more times than I can count. It was insulting after awhile. ;-)


Personally, I didn't know anything about circ, and never realized it was an issue. As with vaccinations, I assumed it was just "natural". Though I didn't have a choice with the birth of my children, I didn't know any different, but I'd say with the little I learned after the fact, if I had my choice, I"d probably not do it.


Obviously in my sitch, I can't BF, but, I do feel that is defintely the best route for baby if at all possible. (whether that be breast or bottle, but I do believe breast also plays a good

Rands

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 8:46pm
Your guess is as good as mine as why those cases would even be allowed to see the light of day, yet I digress. I like however that in current situations, the winner of a case can sue the loser for court costs/lawyer expense. I'm vying for the day someone sues me for something stupid..... I have the best lawyer their money can buy... LOL!
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Rands

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 10:13pm
I wouldn't feel any different if my child died from a disease causing agent for which no vaccine exists. Loss and sorrow.

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