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Obama Urges Parents to Vaccinate Kids, Chris Christie Says It's a "Choice"

Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 10:09:46 am

Now that President Obama has strongly urged parents to have their children vaccinated, you can expect the right wing to go full-on anti-vaccination and pro-measles.

And the first out of the gate with this dangerous pandering is none other than Chris Christie.

Mr. Christie, when asked about the connection between the new measles cases and parents who object to the long-recommended vaccine against it, said that he and his wife had vaccinated their four children. He called that "the best expression I can give you of my opinion."

But he added: "It's more important what you think as a parent than what you think as a public official. I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well. So that's the balance that the government has to decide."

Mr. Christie said that "not every vaccine is created equal, and not every disease type is as great a public health threat as others."

Amazing. So Republicans want women to be able to choose whether to vaccinate their children or not, but not to be able to choose what to do with their own bodies.

Also see:
Chris Christie: Parents Should Have "Choice" on Vaccines | Mother Jones