You cannot force people to put something inside their bodies against their will. You can no more do that than force them to kill themselves.
For opponents of governmental efforts to compel parents to immunize their children, benefit of doubt and ultimate authority lies with parents. It does not rest with public health authorities, medical practitioners, or any other public agency.
Professor MacLean teaches at Duke University. She joined Duke’s faculty in 2010, and is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy there. I wonder if she regards herself as an empathetic person. I wonder if the people at Duke, who offered her an endowed chair when they lured her away from Northwestern, go home and ask what they could have been thinking.
The controversy about autism and vaccines is back in the news again, as Jenny McCarthy has taken a job with …