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An interesting note made by Dr. Benjamin Brewer of the Wall Street Journal was concerning the limited clinical use of the vaccine. He took a stance against the mandatory vaccination in his article stating that in a recent study out o... ... middle of paper ... ...ing education for it as well as an affordable option to have it administered because it will indeed help the number of women who fall under the 3.4% infected with that that one strain of HPV to drop. However, a mandatory vaccination for an STI that is self inflicted is unfair to those who chose to remain sexually abstinent. I believe that the lifestyles of all Americans should be respected as long as they don’t infringe on the rights and safety of others. These lifestyles include the promiscuous student as well as the student who wishes to remain sexually abstinent and unvaccinated.
Childhood vaccinations have received a lot of media in the past few years, and parents continue to question whether or not they should have their children vaccinated. This topic is a very important issue because it seems to be a trend in our society where parents are not vaccinating their children. This then leads their children becoming more susceptible to unnecessary diseases/viruses that can be prevented with vaccines. The focus of the following articles was on the association of the specific vaccines measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), and vaccines containing thimerosal, which has been a speculated reason for the cause of autism. This contentious hypothesis has many parents failing to vaccinate their children; this is especially true of many friends and family members of mine.
The Issue of Abortion Medical abortion exists as the most controversial issue in modern society. Abortion is a surgical or medical procedure that puts an end to a pregnancy. Abortion, to say the least, is a controversial topic in today’s society and has been for the last two decades. Two opposing sides emerge from this problem: Those opposed to abortion, “Pro-life”, have concerns about protecting human life. On the other hand, those in favor of abortion, “Pro-choice”, feel it is the right of the individual to make the decision for themselves.
Abortion has been a big controversial topic not only in American but also all over the world. Many people struggle with what is right. Abortion comes down to the fact of if you believe life starts when a woman gets pregnant or if you believe life begins when the baby is born. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to abortion. People that typically believe that life starts after the egg gets fertilized are pro-life while people who believe life starts when the baby is born is pro-choice.
Vaccinating your child seems to be the question of the decade for many parents and families. Typically, parents usually follow their doctors advice and automatically get their children vaccinated. But now, almost every parent has heard these concerning and alarming side effects that may accompany vaccinations. Faced with conflicting information, there are many questions that arise from these concerns and parents do not want their children to catch any crucial illness but are also concerned about the risk and side affects of vaccines. Challengers have claimed that vaccines do not work, that they are or may be dangerous, or that mandatory vaccinations violate individual rights or religious principles.
The theory stated in some scientific groups, is that vaccines are not only harmful but also useless. In matter of health issues, science is the only honest filter we can use, looking at the critical dilemma on vaccinations, in order to prove that indiscriminate vaccine immunizations are dangerous, causing chronic injuries, lifetime disabilities and often death. There is a media informational war about immunizations. On one front "the crusaders against the vaccines", mainly people who had loved ones ruined by vaccine complications. Some of these become extremists, and in the name of an alleged crisis of scientific paradigms, look to the solution being ”A non-pharmacological medicine“.
This story is just one example of the growing fear and opposition from parents towards vaccines. Likewise, the verdict reached by the courts resulted in an outcry from promoters of vaccines as they fear the negative effects this decision could have on public health. On the one hand, it is argued that the state should be allowed to enforce mandatory vaccinations as this is in our children’s best interest. On the other side of the debate, parents should have a right to decide what is injected into their child’s body, especially when the substance could cause permanent harm or death. Strong arguments have been presented to support both sides, and some of these arguments will be examined in detail.
The society in which we live is filled with many disputed, unanswered questions regarding health issues. A lot of these can be examined as a connection to an individual’s honorable, ethical, and spiritual conviction producing a society at odds due to their contradictory points of view (Nossiff, 2000, pg. 28). In the United States today, the number one debate involving women is abortion due to many years of worthless attempts to make it illegal. Those who disagree with abortions do not even consider the reasons a woman would undergo an abortion.