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alexpowell
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gabbsmcswaggin
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Vaccinations (mandatory/ disbursemenet)

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Started: 4/9/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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alexpowell

Con

Vaccinations should not be mandatory, because of peoples religious beliefs. Many people hold religious beliefs against vaccination, forcing parents to vaccine their children would violate the first amendment, which is the freedom to exercise their religion. Vaccines interfere with the natural law and God's plan for humanity. Disease is natural and humans should not interfere with it. The ethical dilemmas associated with using human tissue cells to create vaccines. Also people believe that the body is sacred, it should not receive certain chemicals or blood of tissues from animals, and should be healed by God or natural means.

www.vaccines.procon.org
www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/cultural-perspectives-vaccinations-cultural
gabbsmcswaggin

Pro

My opponents argument is ridiculous; he states "forcing parents to vaccine their children would violate the first amendment, which is the freedom to exercise their religion". But not vaccinating your children can lead to out breaks and eventual disease mutation. This can cause the vaccines to stop working. When this happens people with vaccines can die of these diseases, even though they"re vaccinated. So not vaccinating you children can lead to the violation of vaccinated children"s unalienable right to life. Also when you chose not to vaccinate your children these diseases can spread to children who are too young to be vaccinated. In this case you"re violating their right to life too. For example an outbreak of measles in San Diego infected 12 children; nine of them had not been inoculated against the virus because their parents objected, and the other three were too young to receive vaccines.
http://www.nytimes.com...

Also we have the freedom to be any religion, not to practice all aspects for example Rastafarians cannot legally smoke marijuana. Therefore we can require vaccines, even though some people hold religious reasons to oppose them.
Debate Round No. 1
alexpowell

Con

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gabbsmcswaggin

Pro

Extend all arguments vote pro.
Debate Round No. 2
alexpowell

Con

Actually many studies have examined possible links between vaccination and increase prevalence of autism. There has been a study, the Lemaet research reported that showed a link between a MMR vaccine and autism. It remains possible that immunzation may trigger the oneset of autism systems in children with underlying or genetic condition.

www.autimspeaks.org/science/policy-statement/onformation-about-vacines-and-autism
gabbsmcswaggin

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
alexpowell

Con

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gabbsmcswaggin

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
alexpowell

Con

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gabbsmcswaggin

Pro

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