It’s really hard to be a parent these days. There are so many things we have to consider, and so many people on opposite sides of each issue, that our minds are swimming. One of the hottest issues has been the debate over vaccines. While I am unabashedly pro-vaccine, my problem is not with parents who make the opposite decision. I hate that there has been a culture of fear around vaccines: If you DO vaccinate, you are exposing your children to autism; if you DON’T vaccinate, you are exposing your child to deadly diseases.
Last week the medical journal The Lancet retracted the article that made the link between the MMR vaccine and autism. This makes me happy because it hopefully will put an end to the fear-mongering that has surrounded vaccines. Still, it’s complicated because in the end, parents only want what they think is best for their kids.
The news of the Lancet’s retraction was the focus of the latest Momversation, and I was privileged to be a guest on the topic.
ALSO – Everyone please be respectful in the comments!!! Discussion is great; name calling and the like are not. Please don’t make me close comments, with Annie here now I don’t have as much time to police everyone!