It's time for Angel's opinion.
I see so much hate on the internet coming from both sides of this argument. I get it. It's a sensitive topic. The debate is generally directed at children, so of course people are going to have strong opinions.
For the record, I am 100% pro-choice. That doesn't necessarily mean I'm anti-vaccine, I just strongly disagree with these bills to make vaccinations compulsory. I'm pro-choice in pretty much everything. It's a scary thing seeing so much freedom slowly taken away from us. Some people feel the fear elsewhere. They feel the fear from all of these problems that are becoming more and more publicised. Terrorist attacks, measles outbreaks and the like. For them, the security of more and more regulations make them feel safe. A lot of people though, feel the fear in what seems to be becoming a prison. It’s less and less possible to go off the grid and fend for yourself. Society is closing around us and trapping us in some sort of illusion of freedom. A scary thing for me is for my choices to be taken away from me. What if I was forced to get vaccinated? That reminds me of these dystopian movies where they tie people down while forcing needles into them. Once vaccines really are compulsory what’s to stop experimentation? New drugs tested on school kids without us even knowing? This sort of thing has happened before so do we really believe that it can’t happen again? That the fear mongering and pushing us to “choose” to make vaccines compulsory is in our best interests?
When a mother loses a child to a preventable disease, its seen as perfectly acceptable for her to take to the internet and warn others of what might happen if you don't vaccinate your kids. Which is great. She will get support, condolences and the like. But if another mother, who perhaps lost her child to a vaccine that they reacted badly to took to the internet in the same way she'd be ignored or just told that its "natural selection" or something. I've seen it happen. This is such a strong debate so why aren't both sides being heard out? So tell me why these pro vaxxers are preaching "herd immunity" if they're not willing to support those who can't be vaccinated? They say that they do this for those who can't be protected, and yet they push for bills that leave no exceptions. Its fear, that's all it is. And i think they have to understand that others have different fears. Fears just as valid as their own.
Now if you’re still saying that you are doing it for the herd immunity, then you need to acknowledge that you’re pro choice. Don’t let them take away yet another freedom.