Ted Cruz Says Anti-Vaccination Parents Have a "Religious" Right to Put Children at Risk

Blind Frog Belly White2/03/2015 5:48:39 pm PST

So now I see the right are starting to push back on this story, arguing that since Paul and Cruz and Christie think parents should vaccinate their children, they’re somehow off the hook.

The thing is, they’re arguing for the status quo in which measles and pertussis are making a comeback and threaten unvaccinated children and those who either can’t be vaccinated or are immune compromised. They’re putting some illusory ‘freedom of conscience’ above actual lives.

Basically they’re trying to simultaneously not appear crazy AND appeal to their base who are.