Growing Debate On The Safety Of Child Vaccinations Essay

1838 Words May 9th, 2015 8 Pages
Growing Debate on the Safety of Child Vaccinations As Americans, we have one thing that stands out from many other countries, and that one thing is freedom. We have privileges to do and say what we want to a certain extent, and there is nothing more liberating than that. With the very controversial topic of vaccinations, I feel that although some people believe children should be required to receive certain vaccines, parents should continue to have the freedom to make this important decision based on what is best for their family. Not only is taking away the parent’s right to make this decision unconstitutional, but it removes the ability to attain proper research that should be completed before going through with a vaccination. There is a lot of information about vaccines that the media hides and there are many facts that many people know nothing about. It is unconstitutional for the government to intervene on what should be our individual medical choice. According to the “First Amendment Activities,” the first amendment of the constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”(“First Amendment Activities”). For some people, receiving immunizations goes against their religious beliefs. If a law is passed making it a requirement to…

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