BTW, what a lucky girl Dr Reeve's daughter is, her birthday present is a Gardasil vaccination:
Little does my daughter know yet, and I suspect much to her disappointment, she is not getting a pony for her 12th birthday; she's getting the Gardasil shot (it saves on stabling fees and is much easier to wrap).
Yep, I bet she is going to be disappointed.
"If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings"~ Leonardo da Vinci
i wonder what he'll say if she's one of the rather high percentage that has an adverse reaction - or, worse, one of the ones that has the ultimate adverse reaction?
"sorry, hon - but it was the stabling fees, you see...."
it'd make a great epitaph.
From the first link:
"My experience of the anti-vaccination lobby has been that they seem to be largely comprised of an unwieldy amalgam of hippy flat-Earthers.."
As a parent of teens, I become distressed when parents make their teens get shots. I understand making the decision for a newborn or young child - they are too young to make the decision. But a teen? They should get some say in the matter. I think it is an abuse of power to make them do non-essential medical procedures.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us. One is good and the other is evil. The wolf that wins is the one you feed.
Book and herb loving mama to 1 preteen and 2 teens (when did that happen?). We travel, go to school, homeschool, live rurally, eat our veggies, spend too much time...