“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”

— William Wilberforce

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Vaccines: It’s Up to You

Vaccines: It’s Up to You

A few weeks ago, I shared part of an online conversation I had about vaccines. Initially, I was hesitant to reply but after rereading a callous response made by a woman I’d never met, I needed say something. Demanding that everyone should be vaccinated no matter what, I thought I might offer this person a bit caution in making such broad and ignorant demands. I challenged her.

Why Mandatory Vaccination Laws Won’t Work

Why Mandatory Vaccination Laws Won’t Work

It seems like mandating vaccines for all children in schools would have an obvious outcome of eliminating vaccine preventable diseases. It seems as if denying families vaccine exemptions would keep these diseases from infecting students or others in the community. It seems as if these types of laws are actually necessary to keep kids safe. But what if you…

ACOG Says Forcing Treatment on Pregnant Women is Unethical

ACOG Says Forcing Treatment on Pregnant Women is Unethical

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Ethics released a new “Committee Opinion” this month that outlines what doctors should do when a woman refuses the treatment recommended to her by an obstetrician. A desire to protect the health and safety of the unborn baby may be at odds with the ethical obligation to safeguard a woman’s…

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