Newborn babies are often injected with a vaccine within hours of being born by aggressive nurses. The line has been drawn.
Background[ edit ] The concept of eugenics had been put forward in by Francis Galtonwho also coined the name.
Indiana passed the first eugenic sterilization statutebut it was legally flawed. In the Commonwealth of Virginia adopted a statute authorizing the compulsory sterilization of the intellectually disabled for the purpose of eugenics. This statute was closely based on Laughlin's model.
Albert Sidney Priddy, superintendent  of the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feeblemindedfiled a petition to his Board of Directors to sterilize Carrie Buckan year-old patient at his institution who he claimed had a mental age of 9. According to Priddy, Buck's year-old mother possessed a mental age of 8 and had a record of prostitution and immorality.
She had three children without good knowledge of their paternity. Carrie, one of these children, had been adopted and attended school for five years, reaching the level of sixth grade.
Her adopted family had committed her to the State Colony as " feeble-minded ", no longer feeling capable of caring for her. It was later discovered that Carrie's pregnancy was not caused by any "immorality" on her own part. In the summer ofwhile her adoptive mother was away "on account of some illness," her adoptive mother's nephew raped Carrie, and Carrie's later commitment has been seen as an attempt by the family to save their reputation.
John Hendren Bell, took up the case. The case then moved to the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia. The appellate court sustained the sterilization law as compliant with both the state and federal constitutions, and it then went to the United States Supreme Court.
Buck and her guardian contended that the due process clause guarantees all adults the right to procreate which was being violated. They also made the argument that the Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment was being violated since not all similarly situated people were being treated the same.
The sterilization law was only for the "feeble-minded" at certain state institutions and made no mention of other state institutions or those who were not in an institution. On May 2,in an 8—1 decision, the Court accepted that she, her mother and her daughter were "feeble-minded" and "promiscuous,"  and that it was in the state's interest to have her sterilized.
The ruling legitimized Virginia's sterilization procedures until they were repealed in The ruling was written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. In support of his argument that the interest of "public welfare" outweighed the interest of individuals in their bodily integrity, he argued: We have seen more than once that the public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives.
It would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices, often not felt to be such by those concerned, to prevent our being swamped with incompetence.
It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind.
The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes. Carrie Buck was operated upon, receiving a compulsory salpingectomy a form of tubal ligation. She was later paroled from the institution as a domestic worker to a family in Bland, Virginia.
She was an avid reader until her death in Her daughter Vivian had been pronounced "feeble minded" after a cursory examination by ERO field worker Dr. It is worth noting that the child did very well in school for the two years that she attended she died of complications from measles ineven being listed on her school's honor roll in April Lombardo argued in that Buck was not "feeble-minded" at all, but that she had been put away to hide her rape, perpetrated by the nephew of her adoptive mother.What a jaw-droppingly misleading article.
ppb = parts per billion. If drinking water safety standards limits mercury to 2ppb and a shot of flu vaccine = ppb, you’re getting the same amount of mercury in the flu shot that you’d get in flu-vaccine-vial-size containers of drinking water. Children are human beings and so should have all the rights and responsibilities of human beings.
However children are not yet adults, so should NOT have the rights and responsibilities of adulthood. What are the most convincing arguments in favor of children's rights?
Update The most compelling argument in favour of children's rights. Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization for children, working age adults, and older adults. Flu vaccine prevents tens of thousands of hospitalizations each year.
For example, during , flu vaccination prevented an estimated 85, flu-related hospitalizations. Adults who get hepatitis A lose an average of one month of work. When you get sick, your children, grandchildren and parents are at risk, too. A vaccine-preventable disease that might make you sick for a week or two could prove deadly for your children, grandchildren, or parents if it spreads to them.
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Rebutting Big Pharma’s false arguments about the safety of vaccines 05/15/ / By Tracey Watson Those in favor of vaccines, including government mouthpieces like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), insist that these medical interventions carry very few side effects, and that the benefits far outweigh any risks.