Barbara Harless said it. Who is Barbara Harless? If you guessed some left-wing spokeswoman for the pro-choice movement, you'd be wrong. She's a right-wing advocate for the anti-vaccination movement in North Texas. The unintended irony is rich. The unwitting hypocrisy is stunning. But that's what passes for reasoned discourse today.Who Owns Your Body? If not you, then you are a slave. When your health depends on the sanctions permitted by your society and not your independent action, you have no right to your life and are thus a slave to the whims of others.Source: Barbara Harless.
Her first argument is a straw man. She argues that contrary to what the pro-vaccination side says:
- Some people do have adverse reactions to vaccines.
- Vaccinations aren't always effective.
- and "Good grief, how did we manage to survive all those years before the chicken pox vaccine?"
- and finally, because... freedom