Monday, October 11, 2010
Oops, I did it again.
I'm pretty confident that we have broached several topics with good humor here at this old blog. But there are three things you won't be reading about here at Pearmama's World.
Religion. None of that my religion is better than yours and you are going to a very hot place! and all that sort of business.
Politics. Zzzzzzzzz. Can I get a witness?
Immunizations. This last topic is so emotionally charged that I haven't really felt the need--in four years of blogging--to broadcast my views. Not too many people share my opinion and even fewer people care to admit it.
However, someone brought up the topic of vaccines and autism over at Babycenter and it appeared everyone was in agreement that vaccines are perfectly harmless and those parents who chose to opt out of vaccines are endangering the lives of their children and other children and are basically heading toward the end of civilization as we know it and very soon the cemeteries would be filled with babies who have died of preventable diseases. Whew.
So I felt led to share my views on the subject. Not to argue about it or be a controversy ho or to throw my opinion in someones face, but to let people know that there are many families who choose not to vaccinate. We are one of these families. And it's not because we are uneducated or lazy or negligent or we believe everything we read online.
To put it simply, I do not believe the benefits outweigh the risks. After we had an outbreak of whooping cough in my home, I have a new found confidence in what I have believed for ten years.
So go and read the posts. Yeh, I get ripped a new one and I need some seriously tough skin to deal with all of the comments. But we all know I'm perfectly fine with that.
Having six chil'rens have toughened up my skin like a mofo.