Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Our View: The State Shouldn't Trample On Parental Rights

Under Maine law, parents who don’t want their children to be vaccinated can opt out, whether their objections are medical, religious or philosophical. 
But Maine’s highest court recently ruled that parents who lose custody of their children to the state also forfeit the right to make medical decisions for those youngsters – such as refusing immunizations. The court’s ruling is a sound one that recognizes the duty of state officials to do all they can to protect kids in their care. 
More >> Our View: Maine Supreme Court vaccination order protects boy in state custody 

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