Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Lets talk about choices today.

Last night I watched Law & Order: SVU and the twist about 1/2 way through the episode was a child dying from mumps she had contracted from an un-immunized kid.

That of course took the discussion to a parent's choice of not immunizing and the public health risk it presents not only to her child, but the public in general - especially infants.

The parent of the kid with mumps said it was their choice, no government could make that decision for her and her child. Ok, we can debate that until we're all red in the face; and I really doubt we'll get anywhere.

What I see happening with this debate though, is people not taking responsibility for their choices. If you make a decision, be confident in it and be a big enough person to deal with the repercussions.

It is absolutely YOUR choice, BUT if your choice impacts others, sack up and take it!

My 2 cents,

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