He's cloaking the issue by using extreme cases of withholding treatment, but notice that slips in a paragraph about unvaccinated children.
The problem with the whole "medical neglect" construct is that it effectively kills the right to informed consent. It gives doctors unlimited power to punish parents who disobey even the most capricious, anti-science orders. The fragile egoed ones will punish you for seeking a second opinion. We need look no further than that horrible recent case in California. But in Offit's myopic and fanatical world, an already dysfunctional and over-taxed child welfare system should equate somebody who foregoes a birth dose of Hep B vaccination with Jerry Sandusky. That he places those under the same banner disgusts me. He is trivializing the sheer hell that Sandusky's victims endured,
In his utopia, liability-free vaccine gets invented, "researched," approved, marketed, spun, and mandated by an exemption-free police state. And you, dear parent, are not allowed to lift a finger in protest as he and his cronies laugh their way to the bank.
These extremists are dangerous, dangerous people, ladies.
At any rate, are you aware that in the U.S., come states have statutes that expressly forbid using a child' vax status to prosecute parents for child abuse?
Also, what is your response to all of the Internet trolls who argue that you are abusing your children and should have them taken away from you? Does withholding one or more vaccines constitute child abuse?