Where does the freedom to raise a child how you want end?

We don’t allow five-year-olds to smoke cigarettes or juggle knives in their kindergarten. Yet, people are willing to engage in a conspiracy to avoid vaccinating their kids.

(Source: AP/SITA)

It’s a shame that it comes to this, but we must punish parents who do not vaccinate their children and prosecute anybody who aids them in avoiding their responsibilities.

Contrary to all scientific evidence and justified entirely by rumour and an empty anti-establishmentism, some European parents have ceased to immunise their children. When it comes to the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella), this means 41,000 Europeans have been infected with measles in the just first six months of this year — more than the 23,927 who caught the illness in 2017 and well over the 5,273 who had measles in 2016.

The recent outbreak in Slovakia’s Zemplín region fits the pattern.

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