Originally Posted by Marnica
whatever - you are splitting hairs. Since an infant cannot make an informed choice about what to put in their body - its the job of it's parent to make that choice for them which is why I put or that of your child in parentheses. Wanting something has nothing to do with the point - which is informed CONSENT. I don't WANT to do or take certain things because they may physically hurt or whatever, but I can make an informed choice to do or take that thing that causes me pain because I feel it's in my best interest, but it's still my choice. The issue is being forced to do something against one's will. I think you are looking at the analogy a bit to literally - but to each his own I suppose.
She is the one who used the word rape. She could have just said assault, but she didn't. She even used the words "full penetration".
Even an administrator at the AVN page said "“I disagree with the rape analogy, but the forcible administration of a vaccine? Vaccines are not compulsory – yet.”
Many people, including people that are anti vaccine were offended by her comments.
She even had to offer an apology later on in the comments “Guys, I apologize if anyone was offended with the rape analogy. I take the issue of rape VERY seriously as two very close family members were raped…”
Definition of rape "– noun
; 1. the unlawful compelling of a woman through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse;
2. any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person;
3. statutory rape:
4. an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside; 5. Archaic: the act of seizing and carrying off by force."
For instance, if someone held an adult down and stabbed them with a needle it would not be considered rape. It would be assault.
In any case, the father wanted his child to be vaccinated. Why should the mother's opinion hold more weight than the fathers? They are both the child's parents.
It wasn't just a simple case of a court coming into a home and vaccinating against both parent's will.